Originally Posted by Katiepie123
Has anyone treated goitre in horses before?(enlarged thyroid glands) And what did you use? It's caused by iodine? Either too much or too little is my understanding :) but I was wondering what supplements you could use. Only one of my two horses has it so I'd rather not add anything to the water and stuff
Is that what the vet told you, or did a non-medical person tell you this
If a vet made the diagnosis, the vet should have been drawing blood to check cortisol and insulin levels, plus giving you a guideline as to how to feed the horse.
If the person was not your vet, you need to call the vet. The horse could also be dealing with metabolic issues. I know this because I have a horse whose gland has been enlarged for six years due to Equine Metabolic Syndrome. He is on a strict diet.
If your horse hasn't been seen by a vet, please call one so a correct diagnosis and treatment can be made, along with a discussion of proper diet