the old gray mare was doing well with the new shoeing, but is having another bad spell (ringbone and navicular). Clipped her hairy legs back and have tried the vulteran gel once a day for 3 days with only small amount of improvement. Do I use more? Apply it more often? or am I out of luck on the cheap and cheerful treatment and go back to the vet for Previcox and possibly more xrays to see what changed?
at least the useless old money pit is sweet and pretty
she has been erratically sound for 2 years Ringbone has been going on for about five years (low grade), navicular is low grade and within the last year. Did well for the last 2 years with shoes with rolled toes, then 6 months ago came sore, added pads, when xrays showed navicular, sound on 2 weeks of previcox, came off it (bad weather and roads so couldn't make it to the vet clinic before she ran out and since she was sound left her off of it) and stayed sound for months, now sore again. Adequan, glucosamine, msm not effective. Bute helps a little but she doesn't eat it well. Will put her on the previcox permanently if necessary, but was hoping the cheap and cheerful vulteran would work. She is bright and active - gallops and bucks in the field, social and seems happy, just don't watch her trot right now. I wasn't sure whether I would see a same day response with voltaren or if it needed a few days at a loading dose to "'kick in".
thanks for the good wishes. thankfully her good days have out numbered the bad. Her only use is too look good in the field, but I am fond of her. Back to previcox looks like the answer, at least my vet is a good guy to chat with anyways.