Bute advice

Discussion in 'Horse Health and Nutrition' started by Deb23, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Deb23

    Deb23 PetForums Newbie

    Apr 1, 2017
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    Hi guys totally new here so not fully sure on the dos and donts.

    Wondering if anyone knows if you can buy bute anywhere online without prescription? My old lamanitic is on 1 a day and the vets insists on seeing him every 3 months before giving me the following 3 months supply. I certainly wont stop getting the vet out or buying his bute just wondered if theres a cheaper option at all. Thanks
  2. Elles

    Elles PetForums VIP

    Aug 15, 2011
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    Not in the UK. You will need a prescription even if you buy it online. There may be alternatives for your horse, it depends on what's wrong with him and why he's being prescribed bute. Bute isn't usually given long term for laminitis. Maybe the vet wants to see him to check there's no changes and he hasn't got worse, or that he needs a lower dose, or different medication before he gives him more bute. Bute itself can cause some problems with side effects, especially if it's given long term, so that's probably why your vet wants to see him.