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Pain Relief and Inflammation Ingredients


Pain Relief for an animal is always a tricky prospect, because they can't tell you where or if it hurts. There are lots of chemical products as well as natural remedies for pain relief. Here are some of the more common ingredients and what they are used for.

Devil's ClawA natural and useful herb that provides pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties.It has been compared to Phenylbutazone ("Bute") and cortizone without any of the side effects of those common medications. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANT MARES!
YuccaAnother herb used as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Yucca has many uses in equine treatments. It is thought to help in digestion and prevent colic and may help alleviate stress.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)An organic form of sulfur that supports healthy connective tissues like tendons, ligaments, and muscle. It also decreases the pressure inside the cell which may assist in alleviating pain and inflammation.
AspirinConsidered an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug), aspirin is also used in pain relief and for fever. Available in powder, granules, gel and paste.
Omega 3 Helps horse's joints and connective tissues to heal and recover from the stress of exercise. Useful for horses and ponies prone to laminitis. Boosts the horse's immune system. Maintains supple joints. Anti-inflammatory - can act like "Bute". Aids wound healing. Supports a healthy heart and blood circulation.
MeadowsweetThis herb also has some analgesic properties and may help with minor aches and pains in the arthritic horse.
White Willow Bark (Salix Species)Salix nigra is American willow and this is where our modern day aspirin was first discovered. The glycosides in white willow consist of salicylic acid, salicin, and salicortin.
BromelainA mixture of enzymes found naturally in the juice and stems of pineapples. It is often marketed as a natural anti-inflammatory for conditions such as arthritis.
ChamomileChamomile flowers have been used for centuries to help with a large assortment of medicinal conditions, most notably digestive upset, loss of appetite, the common cold and to help heal wounds and burns. But Chamomile does have anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties and will help ease some of the arthritic horse's aches and pains.

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