The Horse

FEB 2018

The Horse:Your Guide To Equine Health Care provides monthly equine health care information to horse owners, breeders, veterinarians, barn/farm managers, trainer/riding instructors, and others involved in the hands-on care of the horse.

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Merial is now part of Boehringer Ingelheim. ®EQUIOXX is a registered trademark of Merial. ©2017 Merial, Inc., Duluth, GA. All rights reserved. EQUIEQX1705-C (1/17) IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: As with any prescription medication, prior to use, a veterinarian should perform a physical examination and review the horse's medical history. A veterinarian should advise horse owners to observe for signs of potential drug toxicity. As a class, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be associated with gastrointestinal, hepatic and renal toxicity. Use with other NSAIDs, corticosteroids or nephrotoxic medication should be avoided. EQUIOXX has not been tested in horses less than 1 year of age or in breeding horses, or pregnant or lactating mares. For additional information, please refer to the prescribing information or visit by Merial The results are clear. Proven. Safe. Convenient. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition caused by progressive "wear and tear" on the joint. While there is no cure, you can manage the pain and inflammation with EQUIOXX – the first and only coxib nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug for horses. One dose a day works up to 24 hours, and it's the only NSAID approved for use up to 14 days by both the AQHA and USEF. 1,2 Time to put your old NSAID out to pasture. Talk to your veterinarian about EQUIOXX. Available in three formulations to fit in and out of competition needs: Injection, Paste and Tablet. ¹American Quarter Horse Association. Conditionally permitted therapeutic medications. Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations. 2016:45-48. 2 United States Equestrian Federation. Guidelines for Drugs and Medications. 2015:8-9.

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