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07 Jun 2011

labrador
Het ''n 10j oue lab wat mal is oor stap. Gaan stap ten minste 4 keer per week, laat hom los hardloop op skool rugby velde. Hy sprint dan op sy eie om twee rugbyvelde, kom agter dat hy deesdae styf is na die hardloop en ook volgende dag, maar dit verhoed hom nie om weer te hardloop nie. Is daar iets wat ek vir hom kan gee vir die pyn?
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CyberVet
CyberVet

01 Jan 0001

Hi Koekoes,

Before considering pain management it is important that you visit your vet to discuss the matter at hand. The options available are as follows:

Drugs

• NSAID’s (Non steroidal anti-inflammatory): analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Long duration of action.
• Corticosteroids: analgesic and anti-inflammatory.
• Miscellaneous: Tramadol – analgesic, chronic pain, Gabapentin – chronic pain management.

Life style changes.

• Weight management and controlled exercise.
• Improved home care – soft bedding, non-slip floor surfaces.
• Warm-up prior to exercise.

Complementary and alternative medicine.

• Acupuncture.
• Nutrition: use of nutraceuticals – glucosamine, condroitin, omega-3 fatty acids, polysulfated glycosaminoglycans. Prescription mobility diets from Eukanuba, Hills and Royal Canine.
• Rehabilitation techniques – heat therapy, massage, hydrotherapy e.t.c.

I hope that you will find some useful information in there.

regards
Dr Campbell

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