Bute For Horses, Its Uses, and Its Side Effects

The bute is basically the equine equivalent to Ibuprofen (Advil, Tylenol, etc.) for people.  Bute can help your horse’s aches and pains, fevers, and sore muscles. But, Bute can also be detrimental if not administered properly.


What is Bute for Horses?

It is a powder or paste administered to a horse to relieve multiple different categories of pain and discomfort.  But, because of its dangerous side effects, Bute must be ...

What Is Bute For Horses Used For?

Bute is used to treating muscular discomfort in horses, whether this simply be sore muscles from a hard day of work, or musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis, ...

How Does Bute for Horses Work?

After Bute has been administered either via syringe or via powder, the majority of the drug remains in a horse’s blood.  Damaged or injured areas of a horse’s body ...

Common Side Effects of Bute

Prostaglandins not only cause pain, but also have an important job of regulating blood flow to a horse’s kidneys, stomach, and gastrointestinal tract.

Thankfully, Bute can only be obtained by a vet prescription.  Because of this, vets will prescribe an exact dosage for your horse. There is no question as to what is an appropriate amount and what is not; your vet will define this for you and your horse.


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