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post #1 of 11 Old 12-19-2011, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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My horse tested negitive

So I finally got the resultz back from the lab tonight. They said my horse tested negitive for pssm1. Yay!!

So now what should we do? He's been on carb guard (by blue seal) for 2 weeks now and we are seeing a difference in his gaits and his weight.

I wonder if he's going to be on his feed forever. In a way...i hope not because tractor supply doesnt carry this food to often. So its going to be hard buyn this food if the store doesnt carry it.

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post #2 of 11 Old 12-19-2011, 10:47 PM
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Did you test for the other form of PSSM? Is HYPP a possibility? What about RER? What were the symptoms, again?
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What is Rer? He does not have hypp.

He tyed up over the summer. So he did not want to move forword. So the vet was out several times and we sent out for a lab test and came back negitive.

Just wondering....can carrots make a horse tye up? Because the girl that I got my horse from...she said she never fed him carrots. I've always fed my horse's carrots. So she thinks he tyed up from carrots. I don't think that's the reason.

Since he's on this new diet...do you think its okay to feed him carrots as a treat?
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Carrots themselves cannot make a horse tie up, but if you feed a whole, whole bunch of them, the sugars could potentially harm a horse with an underlying medical problem....but no more than sweet feed, or treats, or apples, or anything else.

This is RER: Recurrent Exertional Rhabdomyolysis - CVM - UMEC, University of Minnesota
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Thank you for the link. That's the same website I got the infor about the pssm from. And...i also printed out the form for there lab so I could send out the hairs for the test.

I don't think its Rer because they said its a *repeated episodes of tying-up.* It only happened once.
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-20-2011, 09:56 PM
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Have you had the selenium levels in your feed/pasture tested? Too low selenium can cause an episode, but too much selenium is also dangerous....did your vet mention that this could be a factor, or is your horse on a fortified feed with all nutrients balanced?
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I have to second the idea of checking your selenium levels.
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My gelding had a selenium deficiency which caused him to tie-up, he was put on a supplement for 3 months and never had a problem afterwards.
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-21-2011, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Our vet did not say anything about the selenium levels being tested.

What do you mean by *fortified feed *? My horse is on Carb Guard grain pellets and hay.

In the spring time...we are going to have his blood tested again to see how he's doing.
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A fortified feed is balanced with all of the essential nutrients they need, in the proper amounts. Things like oats are not. Read your labels.
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