Feeding for horse with allergies - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 08-29-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Copley, OH
Posts: 4,760
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2horses View Post
I just saw your post about the heave lines, and my gelding that I mentioned in my last post has the same lines; so I suspect that is what they are.
Scary For my mare, they didn't seem to be there when I first got her (pic below), but she was about 200 lbs overweight according to the vet when I got her (she'd been rehabbed at a foster home who put the weight on her because she was so skinny when she was rescued by the SPCA). So may have been hidden by her rotundness ...but the trainer I had at that time I believe moved her along a little more quickly than I would have liked (but I was a brand new horse owner at the time and had no idea what I was doing, so I trusted the trainer). So maybe the lines developed because of the strenuous activity she was asked to do while so out of shape?



Here's one of her in 2009 though...and I can't really see it except in the action shot:




And then 2010...(after she was off the molasses and soy)



2011...




2012:




So now I can't tell if that's what it is, or whether it's just muscle definition in general with her being fit?

She never coughs and hasn't since I got her, and doesn't "roar" when being worked or anything like that either...

"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you..."
Hoofprints in the Sand is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 14 Old 08-29-2012, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Copley, OH
Posts: 4,760
• Horses: 1
Well, I started a new thread about the heave line...alright, back to allergies!!

Is this a heave line?

"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you..."
Hoofprints in the Sand is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 08-29-2012, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Copley, OH
Posts: 4,760
• Horses: 1
Well so far the consensus on the other thread is that it's not a heave line so since she didn't have a reaction until the bug bites I think we will try weaning her onto a feed with no molasses but the has soy bean in it, just a little at a time and keep a close eye on her.
Posted via Mobile Device
Hoofprints in the Sand is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 08-30-2012, 12:23 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Georgia USA
Posts: 6,638
• Horses: 1
Allergies that cause heaves (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are usually not coming from grain or molasses, but from hay. The molasses can actually help the horse because it makes the feed much less dusty. Dust in the lungs is much more likely to cause respiratory problems than molasses in the belly is.

Celeste
Celeste is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
itchy horse... allergies? Baylee865 Horse Health 10 09-03-2012 01:07 AM
Horse allergies DIXIEGRL Horse Health 3 08-21-2012 02:02 AM
Changing foods for a horse with allergies hillcrestfarm Horse Nutrition 11 05-18-2011 08:41 AM
Allergies, Oh allergies, how I love thee. Hidalgo13 Horse Talk 5 04-03-2011 07:40 PM
Horse allergies hrsrdr Horse Health 0 08-18-2008 03:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome