Anti-inflammatories in cattle medicine

Orr, J., Geraghty, T. and Ellis, K. (2014) Anti-inflammatories in cattle medicine. Livestock, 19(6), pp. 322-328.

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Steroid and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) products are widely used in production animal practice. The history and mechanism of action of these anti-inflammatory drugs are briefly presented. In the UK, dexamethasone is licensed broadly for reduction of inflammation, whereas NSAIDs carry narrow, specific indications for conditions including bovine respiratory disease, lameness and mastitis. The evidence base for selection between steroid and NSAID in these cases, and selected off-label conditions, is discussed. Both groups of anti-inflammatory carry risks of side effects and these are also briefly reviewed. There are limited situations where published evidence would support the use of steroids as the preferred product, when only anti-inflammatory action is being considered.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Geraghty, Mr Timothy and Ellis, Dr Kathryn and Orr, Miss Jayne
Authors: Orr, J., Geraghty, T., and Ellis, K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Livestock
Publisher:Mark Allen Healthcare
ISSN (Online):2053-0870
Published Online:14 November 2014

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