My horse had a serious injury 3 months ago. Her left leg was spiked through to the bone 30 cm long cutting through the muscle and the whole thigh was degloved. Her skin was hanging around her knee.
She's come a long way. The wound is healing and a lot smaller. She is dragging her hoof however and is a little lame. She has regular vet care.
The vet has suggested that she may need to be on an anti-inflammatory on and off for life to reduce the swelling and relieve the pain.
I'm wondering if there is a natural alternative to the Phenylbutazone that I could use, that may not be so harsh on her stomach and also be less expensive.
This horse has previously been starved and I'm concerned about her developing ulcers. I don't want her to suffer. I want her life to be as comfortable as possible and I feed her many supplements to optimise her health.