Originally Posted by shaggy
what happens when a human diets all day but them stuffs themselves at night. The diet does nothing. Lol I know its a different story with horses. =)
Nope, think that's a valid point too.
My gelding's crest is not that large in the grand scheme of things, but it seems to be growing. |
I'm boarding him currently with no option for getting him off the grass. If he continues to get worse, I may need to think about boarding at another facility that can offer a small paddock or dry lot with the option for stalling him part-time.
Seeing so much laminitis, knowing that it's way better to avoid rather than treat it, seeing IR horses develop incureable 'cushings'(PPID), I would personally advise you to be more proactive. It's great that you've recognised it may be problematic, hopefully before the point of no return. I know it's a hassle & many people ignore it. I know it makes life difficult for you - tho not as difficult as if you end up having to manage a laminitic. But a crest is a crest(with exception of stallions) & it indicates long term weight problems, regardless of how severe it is.
Of course, I don't expect you to take my word for it, great that you're getting the vet & I suggest you learn as much as you can, to be able to make more objective decisions. www.safergrass.org
is another site you can learn more.