After taking a few blood tests and talking it over with my vets, my AQHA gelding Flynn has been diagnosed with PSSM - Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy.
Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy - University of Minnesota Equine Center
We should be able to control the disease with careful management. Low carbohydrate, high fat diet and lots of activity. We've come up with a diet and an exercise regime that sound get him in top shape.
We'll introduce rice bran into his diet to provide him with the energy to keep up with the exercise plan we have for him. Along with consuming lots of quality grass hay, we'll introduce rice bran into his diet slowly until he consumes 2.5kg of it per day topped with a trace mineral.
As we do this we will slowly re-introduce exercise. The first week will consist of only 5min of walk/trot per day. The following two weeks will consist of 10min per day and so on....
We'll play it by ear and see how he progresses. My goal is to have him working for one hour six days a week by April.
Is this realistic?
Has anyone reconditioned a horse with PSSM?