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When would it be appropriate to give a horse lactated

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When would it be appropriate to give a horse lactated ringers with DMSO? (looking at my vet bill)

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the horse?

Nothing, she's a young racehorse in training

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the horse seem to hurt?

No lameness or heat anywhere. A reluctance to pick up her right lead when asked for run in the stretch.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

Yes, but again my question is, when/why would you give a horse lactated ringers and DMSO?

Veterinarian's Assistant: The Expert will know what to do. What is the horse's name and age?

She's 4

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the horse's name?

Horse will do

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Scott Perry
Scott Perry, Horse Veterinarian
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Hello. My name is***** and I am an equine veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand you want to know when DMSO with lactated ringers is to be used. Your horse has a history of failing to pick up the right lead. Is that a correct summary?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I'm kind of looking for a simple answer, similar to "when should someone take an aspirin?" A: "if you have a fever, headache or other aches and pains"

The uses for DMSO are rampant, but the only FDA-approved veterinary indication for DMSO is to be used topically to reduce acute swelling due to trauma. Other possible indications for DMSO include: adjunctive treatment in transient blood loss conditions, central nervous system trauma and cerebral edema, calcinosis cutis, uterine infection, skin ulcers/wounds/burns, adjunctive therapy in intestinal surgeries, and pain management for post-operative pain or pain that does not respond to other medications.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I think so. Thanks!
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Are you saying use of DMSO in an IV is not an FDA-approved vet treatment?

That is true. It is not FDA approved because clinical studies have not been performed. It is widely used for IV treatment, but it is an off-label manner. That is quite common in veterinary medicine and there is a medical precdent for IV use. It is likely this will become FDA approved at some point, but it is not currently labeled for that purpose.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
OK thank you.

You are most welcome. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I'm here to help. You have no the questions, I would appreciate a positive review when you get time. Leaving a review does not close out your question and you can come back to any time to ask additional questions. You can leave a five star review at the top of the screen. Thank you.

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