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Cold Weather Challenges for Horses with Osteoarthritis

Winter brings difficulties to horse owners, but it also brings its own set of challenges to horses with osteoarthritis (OA). Plunging temperatures, deep snow and freezing rain are difficult enough for humans and horses to deal with...


Stop the Roller-Coaster Effect of Pain and Pain Relief

When it comes to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), typically used to treat conditions such as the pain and inflammation associated with equine osteoarthritis,1 horse owners look for treatment that performs on three levels…

1 United States Equestrian Federation. NSAIDs and Your Horse. Available at: http://issuu.com/equestrian/docs/nsaidandyourhorseweb?mode=embed&layout=http  Accessed July 26, 2016.


Think Before You Reach for an NSAID for Your Horse

Equine lameness seems to happen at the most inopportune times, and it’s one of the main reasons for removing a horse from athletic activity. When lameness appears, horse owners are often quick to reach for a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...


Where Rules Matter Most: Managing Your Horse’s Medication

Clearly, in the world of equestrian competition, prohibited substances should be avoided. But sometimes there is confusion about
allowed therapies, like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).


EQUIOXX® (firocoxib) Tablets Now Available

Duluth, Ga. – Oct. 3, 2016 – EQUIOXX® (firocoxib) Tablets received FDA approval in July, and now this new 57mg chewable tablet formulation of the only equine coxib non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is available for purchase with a prescription…


Equine NSAID Best Practices

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are typically used to treat conditions such as the pain and inflammation associated with equine osteoarthritis.1 Unlike NSAIDs used in human medicine, like ibuprofen, which can be purchased over-the-counter, NSAIDs in equine medicine are only available with a veterinarian’s prescription …

1 United States Equestrian Federation. NSAIDs and Your Horse. Available at: http://issuu.com/equestrian/docs/nsaidandyourhorseweb?mode=embed&layout=http  Accessed July 16, 2015.


EQUIOXX® (firocoxib) Tablets Receive FDA Approval

Duluth, Ga. – Aug. 1, 2016 – For almost ten years, EQUIOXX® (firocoxib) has been the only coxib non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) approved for use in horses. Now, this once-daily treatment to control joint pain and inflammation associated with equine osteoarthritis, is approved by the FDA in tablet form, and will be available in the market early fall …


Two Different Treatments to Reduce Inflammation

Healthy, normal functioning joints are essential in performance horses. Beyond the temporary effects of interfering with training and competition schedules, joint pain and inflammation lead to poor performance. Left untreated, inflammation from synovitis can worsen and lead to permanent cartilage degradation and other irreversible joint damage associated with osteoarthritis (OA).


NSAIDs–Are You Following the Rules?

As equestrians, we expect a lot from our performance horses. Sometimes pain and inflammation of their joints can happen right before a show or competition. Before administering a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), it’s important to know the rules specific to your particular association or show.


Merial Adds More Horsepower
Even More Committed to Equine Health Care

At Merial, we have always been committed to providing horse owners with the tools they need to keep their horses in peak health. These tools not only include a line-up of premium products, but also educational resources. Now, we are even better able to respond to horse owners’ needs with the addition of LEGEND® (hyaluronate sodium) and MARQUIS® (15% w/w ponazuril), two proven and FDA-approved products.


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