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  1. #1
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    Default Voltaren Gel

    Okay....I havd my MD prescribe the Voltaren Gel. I would like to use it on my horses hocks. Hoe long of a ribbon do I apply ?



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    Default 5 minutes per joint

    When I used Surpass, I would spend about 5 minutes rubbing it in (quite vigorously) per joint. The areas I used it one were not clipped.

    I think that people who say that Surpass doesn't work simply don't rub hard/long enough.

    Since Votaren is a gel, it may absorb faster. I've never tried it, so I don't know. Basically, I would keep going until there is no residue left on your gloves.



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    Oh, sorry, I just realized you were wondering about how much to apply

    I looked up the concentration of diclofenac in Voltaren, and it appears to be either the same, or a little higher (about 10% higher) than Surpass. So I would probably use the same amount as Surpass. I think it should be a 5-inch ribbon per joint?

    Obviously, it's better to talk to your vet about it.



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