Reading another post mentioning a trial on bute, I wonder how effective it is. I have an old lad on 2 a day as he has a hock or higher up problem. It doesn't seem to make any difference to his lameness/stiffness, but today he was whooping it up in the paddock kicking his legs up! I had decided to do the deed when winter routine starts but this makes me think again. He is otherwise looking very good, despite having serious liver issues last year.