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post #11 of 14 Old 09-04-2012, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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i will try to get some pictures tonight that arent off my phone lol. and im in the process of making a vet appointment by the receptionist doesnt know how late the vet is willing to do appointments so im waiting to hear back!! its always difficult bc i work "business hours" 5-7days a week to pay for the horses in the first place!!
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post #12 of 14 Old 09-04-2012, 08:24 AM
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I would ask for a full bloods to be done to check his insulin levels - I have a friend in the UK who really struggles to keep weight on her IRS pony without him going cresty or laminitic - they go from being 'good doers' to being bad ones. Might be worth testing him for Cushings too.
Sentinel senior seems to be a safe feed - I use it for mine and one of them had severe laminitis several years ago. You could add non molassed sugar beet to that - also a safe feed and recomended by the Laminitis Trust
My vet had such good results with chromium supplement on an old laminitic pony he 'rescued' that he suggested I use that - it also seems to encourage 'safe weight gain' I buy Quiessence as it also contains magnesium which is also said to be good for IRS horses.
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If your horse has foundered before and tends to get fat deposits it would be advisable to keep your horse on the lean side........better a little thin then to fat and risk another bout of laminitis.

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post #14 of 14 Old 09-04-2012, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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jaydee-- i actually used to have him on the senior sentinel and then the vet i got the 2nd opinion from had me switch to the performance as it is higher fat. its also what i feed my ottb mare that has a tendency to tie up and is also on a low sugar/starch diet. i will def talk about it with my vet (whenever i hear from him)
and i am certainly going to ask for a blood draw! i hope we can get a diagnosis on him!
thanks everyone :)
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