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        04-27-2013, 10:30 PM
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    Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie    
    When I had a pony come down with Laminitis he came in the the stable for a fortnight before he was even shown a blade of grass again. Only when he is absolutely sound should he be asked to start moving again.

    Then extremely limited grass, and as saddlebag said, the night grass is weaker than day grass, and so if you can put him out at night and in at day that is indeed the best.

    I would be inclined to stay off any kind of painkilling supplement that is got prescribed by the vet. Partly because you don't know how it's going to effect his metabolism, partly because you need to know whether he is in pain or not.

    Good luck with him. Follow the vet's advice to the letter, and phone him up to ask for more if you are unsure.
    The vet was there and said the supplement stuff would be fine to give him. And I am following his advice to the tee =)
         
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        04-27-2013, 10:33 PM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    You need to change the sequence of when he's in. Put him out during the night when the sugars are down in the roots of the grass. In the morning as the sun warms the day the sugars come up in the grass. There is a good possibility this is what caused the problem. We see this more with cool nights and hottish days.
    I can't change it. I have to do whats easier for the BO cause she's helping me. Its easier for my put him up cause then I can feed him and clean the stall for him. Plus the both the Vet and the Farrier said as long as he has the muzzle he sould be fine for that amount of turn out.
         
        04-27-2013, 10:37 PM
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    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    Get lots and lots of shavings down - bed his stall down DEEP so that he can lay down comfortably.
    I did! He got two bags of fluffy shavings and he loves them lol
         

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