Frustrated with IR! (Thyro L Question) - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 332
• Horses: 1
Frustrated with IR! (Thyro L Question)

My IR Pony just had her check up. Even with the change in diet (grazing muzzle, limited grazing, soaked grass hay), added Mag/Chrom suppliments and exercise, she's STILL a 7 and has a cresty neck and fatty croup. CURSE YOU, PONY!!!!!

The vet said if I was really frustrated, I could put her on Thyro L which would jumpstart her weightloss, but he said it 'was up to me' at this time because she is not getting worse. Basically, we've hit a plateau.

Anyone here have a horse on Thyro L?? What are your experiences? Is it economical? Miracle worker? Because I feel like I need a miracle!!

He said I could also try an IR specific suppliment, and I tried Target IR by VetAMix but she wouldn't eat it. I haven't tried the Smartpak IR. Wondering if I should just cut out wasting time fooling about with this or that suppliment and go with the Thyro L ...

If anyone has a similar experience and you found something that worked wonderfully (other than Target IR!), please please let me know. And if you have used Thyro L, please let me know your experiences. Thanks!
2SCHorses is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 09:08 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Palmyra, Wisconsin
Posts: 5,549
• Horses: 4
It is cheap & tasteless. It tends to increase the metabolism. It won't hurt to try it.
natisha is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 09:15 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 406
• Horses: 1
What supplements do you have her on now? I have had really good results using Remission by AniMed, but that may be similar to supplements you've tried already.
DraftXDressage is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 09:15 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,319
• Horses: 1
Two ponies at my barn are on Thyro L and they do great on it. They're able to stay outside all day in pasture with muzzles on and maintain a good weight.
DancingArabian is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 09:15 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Somewhere on Vancouver Island
Posts: 601
• Horses: 0
My big clyde cross is IR.....I intitially put her on Thyro L ....but I also do a trace clip in the winter so she has to use more calories to stay warm....with out a food increase....this causes her to loose weight.

This girl was a 9 at one time.....its taken me 3 years to get to this point....so hang in there......slow but steady wins the race.

My girl is looking pretty good right now......but summer pasture always makes her gain........so my actual goal is to get her lean by the end of winter so she has some wiggle room......didn't quite make it this year but it gets easier to keep the weight off as each year goes by.

Super Nova
Super Nova is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 09:32 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hamilton, North Carolina
Posts: 189
• Horses: 2
I have a mare on Thyro-L. We started her on 1.5 tsp twice a day for a month and I could finally feel ribs. At the end of the month we dropped her to 1 tsp twice a day and she lost her ribs so she's back on th 1.5tsp twice a day. I've had this girl for just over a year. About a month after we got her we thought she was pregnant because of the sudden weight gain. After about $500 or so in tests to the vet we discovered she was IR. She's never been small but at least she doesn't look like she swallowed a WV bug anymore.
Micki O is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 03-21-2012, 10:03 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Somewhere on Vancouver Island
Posts: 601
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Micki O View Post
I have a mare on Thyro-L. We started her on 1.5 tsp twice a day for a month and I could finally feel ribs. At the end of the month we dropped her to 1 tsp twice a day and she lost her ribs so she's back on th 1.5tsp twice a day. I've had this girl for just over a year. About a month after we got her we thought she was pregnant because of the sudden weight gain. After about $500 or so in tests to the vet we discovered she was IR. She's never been small but at least she doesn't look like she swallowed a WV bug anymore.
Wow that is a really low dose...my girl started out on 5 scoops.....then went down to 3.

Super Nova
Super Nova is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 03-22-2012, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 332
• Horses: 1
Thank you for the responses. I am going to try it. I'm going to pick it up from my Vet today and hope in a few months she's lost her big crest and croup fat. I'm going to step up her exercise program, too, so I think she will get better. I will keep you updated on how she's doing.
2SCHorses 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
Frustrated... kittersrox Horse Talk 27 12-03-2011 04:32 PM
Getting frustrated here! Equus_girl Horse Health 11 11-01-2011 10:07 PM
Anyone use Thyro-L seasonally? franknbeans Horse Health 0 04-15-2011 08:10 AM
Help.. Frustrated! UnrealJumper English Riding 21 04-27-2010 08:57 PM
A little frustrated! lb_cake Horse Training 4 05-03-2009 01:43 AM

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