Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Some folks swear by long term use of Previcox, I do not. My IR horse developed ulcers, over his short, long term period of use - two months.
He is. Ow IR/Cushings. I havenít asked the vet but I think Iím now up the creek using Previcox. It that he is on Prascend. I havenít found any credible articles one or the other yet.
1. Whatever you settle on, be sure it has credible scientific backing and/or enough anecdotal comments from credible people that you know it stands a chance of helping.
1.1 FWIW, all the vetís in my area will do injections for arthritis, but none of them will do my horses. It could be that both are mid-20ís Tennessee Walkers who are known to have or develop drug sensitivities.
One is also IR/Cushings, therefore on Prascend.
2. The IR/Cushings horse also has a fractured sacrum that he re-fractured in March, 2019 and I thought I might lose him. Today, thanks to a chiro and therapeutic farrier, he can buck up a little bit when decides to show me how good he feels leaving the barn:)
2.1. What works for him, which nothing cheap is going to work is Cosequin ASU+ (Plus).
It works great on him but it gives my 26 yr old with diagnosed dry hocks the runny bums. I have him in pure MSM and liquid Lubrisyn HA. No runny bums and it seems to help as his stall is not churned up anymore, from having issues getting up.
3. Far as hind gut or foregut: Succeed has worked on two of my horses in the past. One was on it 2-1/2 years.
It did not work for my IR/Cushings horse, but Egusin did. I put him on the recommended program, then kept him on the second phase an extra 21 days. That was late last summer and he is still doing great. Egusin is not supposed to be used long term.
Neither Succeed nor Egusin are prescription but again, they work and they arenít cheap.
Hope this helps:)
Best wishes and hugs to your fella:):)
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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.