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Evaluation of three ancillary treatments in the management of equine grass sickness
  1. C. Fintl, BVSC, MSc,CertEM, MRCVS1 and
  2. B. C. McGorum, BSc, PhD,BVMS, CertEM, DECEIM,MRCVS1
  1. 1 Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG


Brotizolam, acetylcysteine and aloe vera gel were evaluated as ancillary treatments for 29 cases of equine grass sickness. None of the treatments had any significant beneficial effect on the survival of the horses. However, 11 of 13 horses with mild chronic grass sickness survived solely with intensive nursing care.

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