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Butagran Oral Powder is supplied in sachets, each containing 1g of Phenylbutazone (“bute”), a drug from the NSAID group (Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug). It is used for the treatment of lameness in horses, for example due to acute & chronic laminitis osteoarthritic conditions, bursitis & carpitis.
It can also be used post-surgery to relieve soft tissue swelling.
It is also antipyretic (lowers fevers). It works by inhibiting the body from synthesising prostaglandins, which facilitate pain & trigger inflammatory processes & pyrogens (substances which cause a fever).
Supplied in packs of 100.
Butagran for horses requires a prescription from your vet & will only be dispatched once we receive this prescription.
Warnings & Contraindications- Do not give to horses with known hypersensitivity to Phenylbutazone. Do not give to horses with heart, liver or kidney disease; gastric ulceration or blood disorders.Do not give within 24 hours of giving another NSAID or corticosteroid, please contact your vet or our helpline if unsure.
Pregnancy & Lactation- Seek advice from your vet for use during pregnancy & lactation. Use not recommended during first trimester of pregnancy.
Passport Requirements- This medication cannot be used in horses intended for human consumption. Your vet must have signed Section 9 of your horse’s passport (or Section 2 for passports issued after 1st January 2016).