How long is too long to give bute? Possible diagnosis of Laminitis. Update in OP.
I am giving my horse 1gram twice a day (1100 lbs). I know some people that bute daily for years but others that won't but more than a week.
UPDATE: The farrier came out today. I was not there, he wasn't scheduled to see my guy but the BM was great and asked him to take a peak. He says there is a ring of new growth up high and where it meets the old growth it's collapsing and is probably pinching the lamanae. He prescribes shoes with fill and pads plus a switch to a low starch grain and hoof supplement. I have scheduled him to come back tomorrow.
JINGLES & AO ~ Great suggestions given here ~
Jingles & AO for your horse ~
nothing to add "sound" advice already posted here ~
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