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.