18 year old Morgan mare


I'm in the process of learning about and coping with founder and now understand giving Bute for too long can hinder healing. I gave it from May 26th through June 7th because I couldn't get a correct diagnosis and then from June 17th up to today. Her xrays were June 20th and the last vet instruction was to keep my horse on 1 gram a day. I have been giving Sis's Gut Support with cat's claw, chia, marshmallow root, and licorice to help with a buffer because I didn't know what else would help. I should be taking her off Bute since I have corrective trimming, boots, small paddock turnout and hay analysis/soaking in place? 
Thanks so much,
Stephanie in Maryland 2022

Sherry Morse

Hi Stephanie,

Without a case history it's difficult to answer this question but if she was put on bute for a laminitis caused by elevated insulin you can wear her off of it. Bute does not help with this sort of laminitis.

Sherry and Scutch (and Scarlet over the bridge)
EC Primary Response

PA 2014