lidocaine patches/voltaren for arthritis pain

Joy V

Hi Trisha,

I used Voltaren gel on my horse's hocks last winter and it worked well without clipping, although his hocks are not really *that* hairy at any time of year.  I did find that the gel irritated his skin once it got warmer so I discontinued use then.    

Joy and Willie (EC/IR)
Nevada County, CA - 2019

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Trisha DePietro

Hi all. for those of you who used lidocaine patches or voltaren gel for your horses- was it necessary to clip the hairs short so that the medication made skin contact? or did you find it worked without clipping? thanks. Trisha
Trisha DePietro
Aug 2018
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