How much bute for laminitis?

laminitis

My vet prescribed bute for my mare on monday, 7ml twice a day for two days then drop back of 5ml twice a day for two days. We are now day five. Seems dropping her back to the 5 ml she is sore this morning (worse than yesterday).

Question is how long have you kept administering bute for? And at what dose?

Advise really appreciated.

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    Chloe

    Has she had xrays and had a re-aligning trim?

    Are her feet currently supported in boots with therapy pads for comfort? Have you removed her from the trigger of her laminitis? Is she on the Emergency Diet?

    Once these things are in place then they begin to feel a lot more comfortable. Bute is not recommended long term as it can actually do more harm than good.

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    Sally

    We have a horse currently in week two of his recovery. He is having 8 ml of bute twice a day and 28 500mg paracetamol twice a day. He is 19 hands and is relatively pain free atm.

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    Emma

    Bite is a great pain killer , but laminitis can take weeks / months to pass .
    Keep grass free area, feed soaked low sugar hay.

    Keep feet trimmed very regularly . Buy boots for support.

    My mare had 2 loads of bute to help her through the worst of it. Once walking comfortably put in grass free track system. It can take a while Sometimes.

    What are you feeding ?

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      Cathy

      She's on 6kg of soaked hay daily, she was getting 7.5 but wasn't eating it all. Vits and mins, maxia complete for her gut, salt and Khonkes own trim

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    Laura

    Hi my first week I gave her one sachet morning and night second week dropped back to 1 sachet a day but she was still sore so went back to 2 sachets a day and the 4th week she had 1 sachet per day. After all that she was ok on nothing. She had ulcer guard to help prevent stomach ulcers too.

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    Anna

    My first week my horse was on bute but just kept getting sorer, than my vet changed to acepromazine, DSMO and flunixin and within 2 weeks she is almost better. Plus she was continuously in ice boots and being hosed and made diet changes. Perhaps might be worth asking your vet to consider more aggressive treatment/medication? Just a thought, it worked for me 😊 good luck

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