Tag Archives: Ketoprofen

Treatment of RFM

Although many mares with RFM do not become clinically ill, early prophylactic intervention is widely practiced because the complications associated with RFM may be severe and potentially life threatening. Many farm managers and horse owners with a veterinary client-patient relationship may be instructed to begin intramuscular (IM) injections of oxytocin 2 to 4 hours postpartum… Read More »

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be classified chemically into two major groups: the carboxylic acids (e.g. carprofen, flunixin, aspirin) and the enolic acids (e.g. phenylbutazone, meloxicam). The therapeutic effects of most NSAIDs are due to inhibition of the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase (COX), which converts arachidonic acid (released from damaged cell membranes) into prostaglandins and thromboxane A2.… Read More »

Drugs acting on FEET

Disorders of the feet are typically characterised by lameness, although sometimes other clinical signs such as swelling, inflammation, and discharge may be seen. In farm livestock, lameness is both a major economic and a welfare problem and in horses performance can be seriously impaired. Conditions affecting horses. Thrush in horses can result from poor hoof… Read More »

Drugs used in the treatment of Mastitis

Mastitis is of economic importance in dairy cows because it causes decreased milk quality and reduced milk yield, which often leads to early culling. Peracute mastitis often results in death. Other species affected include sheep, pigs, dogs, cats, goats, and horses; male animals may also be affected. Treatment of mastitis in sheep and goats is… Read More »