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    03-21-2012, 09:05 PM
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Weanling
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!
     
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    03-21-2012, 09:08 PM
  #2
Green Broke
It is cheap & tasteless. It tends to increase the metabolism. It won't hurt to try it.
     
    03-21-2012, 09:15 PM
  #3
Weanling
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.
     
    03-21-2012, 09:15 PM
  #4
Trained
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.
     
    03-21-2012, 09:15 PM
  #5
Weanling
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
     
    03-21-2012, 09:32 PM
  #6
Foal
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.
     
    03-21-2012, 10:03 PM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Micki O    
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
     
    03-22-2012, 12:04 PM
  #8
Weanling
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.
     

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