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Re: [RC] Bee Stings, how long to ride? - Heidi Smith

He said Banamine or Bute would be okay if she was in pain, however I'm
about painkillers and I don't like to use them unless she's in *Pain*,
increasing her MSM and her joint supplement with Yucca, MSM, Glucosamine,
Chondrotin, etc help reduce inflamation? Her bumps are gone, but she seems
really wiped out and just stiff. Reminded me of how we move when we have
flu! She was stuck in a stall for about 36 hours afterwards until I could
get the roundbale out of her pasture.

No, the joint supplements won't help with the muscle soreness.  MSM might
somewhat.  But reducing the soreness also reduces the damage caused by the
inflamation--which is a good idea, even if she is not in *pain* to the point
of dragging a leg or any such.  The discomfort also increases her stress,
which in turn delays her return to normal.  I wouldn't advocate keeping her
on an anti-inflamatory for a long period of time with something like this,
but a day or two may help break the cycle.  Inflamation causes more than
discomfort--it also causes damage to cells.  So stopping inflamation is
simply good medicine, even if the animal (or the person!) is not in
excruciating pain.


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[RC] Bee Stings, how long to ride?, Stephanie E Caldwell
Re: [RC] Bee Stings, how long to ride?, heidi
Re: [RC] Bee Stings, how long to ride?, Stephanie E Caldwell