Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are effective anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents and are arguably the most commonly used class of drugs in equine medicine. This article provides a brief review of the mechanism of action, therapeutic uses, pharmacokinetics, and adverse effects associated with their use in horses. The use of COX-2 selective NSAIDs in veterinary medicine has increased over the past several years and special emphasis is given to the use of these drugs in horses. A brief discussion of the use of NSAIDs in performance horses is also included.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2017|
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
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