Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Use in Horses

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017


  • Analgesia
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Horses
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine


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