Treatment

Authors: CM Kramer, AS Tsang, T Koenig, LB Jeffcott, CM Dart and AJ Dart
Journal: Australian Veterinary Journal

Objective

To survey veterinary practitioners in Australia on how they administer pentosan polysulfate (PPS) to horses and their perceptions of the efficacy of PPS for: the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis (OA), the treatment of OA when PPS is combined with other drugs, and the efficacy of PPS compared with other disease-modifying osteoarthritic drugs.

Authors: Silvina Andrea Soto, Angelina Chiappe Barbar√°
Journal: Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

Bisphosphonates (BPs) are drugs widely used in various bone diseases, mainly for their skeletal antiresorptive effect. Nowadays, they are also used to treat degenerative pathologies such as arthritis because of their particular anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Since the sixties, BPs with different characteristics and biological activity profiles have been studied, although most of the pharmacologic and clinical trials have been carried out in humans. By 2002, however, tiludronate was granted a marketing license in France for use in horses.

Category: Bone - Equine - Treatment
Authors: J Foreman, C Foreman and B Bergstrom
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Introduction

There are few refereed blinded controlled documentations of skeletal analgesic efficacy of firocoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor. The objective was to test the hypotheses that intravenous firocoxib and phenylbutazone are comparable in efficacy and that both are more efficacious in alleviating lameness than placebo in an adjustable heart bar shoe model of equine foot pain.

Category: Equine - Lameness - NSAID - Treatment
Authors: C Foreman, J Foreman and B Bergstrom
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Introduction

There are no refereed blinded controlled documentations of the skeletal analgesic efficacy of intravenous dexamethasone. The objective was to test the hypothesis that intravenous dexamethasone is more efficacious in alleviating lameness than placebo in a reversible adjustable heart bar shoe model of equine foot pain.

Category: Equine - Lameness - Treatment