my mum owns a standard bred, and has had him for 6 months. when she got him he was extreemly skinny, and had obviously not been fed enough.
We keep him on about 6 acres, but as it is spring there is heaps of good pasture in there and so he hasnt been getting fed all that much, 1 x scoop weaten chaff with bout a cup of pellets some garlic and some appla cidar vinegar.
He went lame last week, so she got out a vet who has said she thinks he may have laminitis. The treatment she has suggested has just been to give him some bute, and restrict his diet, and speak to the farrier about putting shoes on him.
I have never had a horse with this ( and he isnt fat, he looks really nice but doesnt want to put on any more weight) and so i am not sure what else w can do for him, and how long we can expect recovery to take.
He has been brought out of the paddock and is in the breezway ( with my fat horse) there is enough feed to keep them occupied but not for long and they are not being fed ( neither show interest in hay or chaff so we figure they are not hungry and are getting enough) he is getting the bute and will be seeing the farrier through the week.
What else can we do?