Can you worm when a horse is on bute ?

welshcobabe

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In the question really we have a livery who's horse is on long term bute medication she is reluctant to worm her horse with the rest of them because of it. I had a quick word with the vet and he said OK just was thinking had any of you lot done so and just to make sure that they were no ill effects. I do know all horses are different but would be grateful for any input just to ease her mind. Thanks.
 

Amymay

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I never had a problem with Freddy who was on Danillon more or less permanently.

However, we did loose a horse at our yard about four years ago after it was wormed and on Bute. Now the PM was never 100% conclussive that the reason was for the mixture of Bute and wormer - however, the worming company paid for all of the veterinary treatment, and subsequent postmoterm - without obviously admitting any liability.
 

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it shouldn't be a problem. some horses end up on bute for years - if you didn't worm them in all that time you'd be in big trouble!
 

k9h

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Years ago had a horse on bute permenatley & was wormed normally with all the other horses. Nowadays I would be more worried about the damage to the liver from all the bute as its not good long term.
 

selina25

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yes def worm him,,,,, no problems at all..... there are alternatives to bute but whenever I mention them to my vet he looks to the sky and blows he does not think any of them work he said he would rather a horse be on bute and not in pain for its final days than gain a few extra months being in pain
 
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