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        11-07-2013, 08:34 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    If anything safe choice special care is specifically for foundered (ETA, or IR/Cushings/whatever) horses. Talk to another vet. There is plenty of info and forums out there if you want to do some research.
    How is her weight? She should be kept lean, and the less you have to feed her the better lol. Grain should be kept to a minimum and if possible cut out.
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        11-07-2013, 10:58 PM
      #12
    Banned
    I think you need the NSC at 10 percent 16 percent is to high for a foundered horse and one with cushings.
         
        11-08-2013, 01:58 AM
      #13
    Trained
    Home of Dr Kellon's Cushings & IR site is a very good site for further info.

    Her feet 'prolapsed'? Do you mean the pedal bones have penetrated the sole? If so, I hope she's receiving 'intensive care'. Best wishes for her & she's lucky at least that they're trying to help her, as solar penetration is often still looked upon as a write off - incurable, just put the horse down. Here's hoping it's not 'too little too late' for her.
         
        11-08-2013, 10:35 AM
      #14
    Super Moderator
    Laminitis and Cushings seem to go hand in hand. I had a pony that I managed to keep going for several years and laminitis free but it wasn't easy.

    Stop feeding hay unless it has been soaked for 12 hours to leech the goodness out of it. Otherwise feed clean oar straw. Bed on shavings and bed deeply. Bandaging the legs can help with the circulation.
    The pony I had was crippled on hard going because of laminitis and then by accident I fed her a product we get here in the UK, NAF D-Tox and that made all the difference in her soundness.
    A farrier who experienced with laminitis needs to treat her feet. Cutting the heels right down and toes back.
    Gentle exercise as in walking in hand can also help.

    Unfortunately there is no cure for Cushings and laminitis often recurs.
         
        11-08-2013, 11:27 AM
      #15
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by loosie    
    Home of Dr Kellon's Cushings & IR site is a very good site for further info.

    Her feet 'prolapsed'? Do you mean the pedal nes have penetrated the sole? If so, I hope she's receiving 'intensive care'. Best wishes for her & she's lucky at least that they're trying to help her, as solar penetration is often still looked upon as a write off - incurable, just put the horse down. Here's hoping it's not 'too little too late' for her.
    I'm not sure what "prolapsed" means, but I am pretty sure nothing has penetrated the sole. Her feet are bad though. The farrier said if they could save her, she could never be ridden.
         
        11-08-2013, 06:56 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
    Unfortunately there is no cure for Cushings and laminitis often recurs.
    Yes, generally accepted as an incurable tumour of the pituitary, but I attended an interesting lecture by Dr Bruce Nock who suggested otherwise... I just haven't looked into it any further yet.

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    I'm not sure what "prolapsed" means, but I am pretty sure nothing has penetrated the sole. Her feet are bad though. The farrier said if they could save her, she could never be ridden.
    That's good at least. But even if, horses can still be rehabbed to the point of real soundness, so they can become useful again. Of course not always & it depends on the amount of bone loss, etc, but more often than not with the right management(may include padded boots whenever ridden), horses can be ridden again after major founder.
         
        11-08-2013, 10:05 PM
      #17
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by loosie    
    Yes, generally accepted as an incurable tumour of the pituitary, but I attended an interesting lecture by Dr Bruce Nock who suggested otherwise... I just haven't looked into it any further yet.



    That's good at least. But even if, horses can still be rehabbed to the point of real soundness, so they can become useful again. Of course not always & it depends on the amount of bone loss, etc, but more often than not with the right management(may include padded boots whenever ridden), horses can be ridden again after major founder.
    I told the owner about this dr.bruce nock guy. She's looking into it. Thank you very much! God Bless!
         
        08-05-2014, 12:25 AM
      #18
    Foal
    **Update**

    Two weeks before she was to be put down, this little mare made a miraculous recovery! Get a text one day- she was able to walk down the fairly long barn aisle, and go out in the indoor, pretty much her first time out and around in a year! She is now getting to go outside a bit and get some grass and sun! She is walking much better, and has just made a total turnaround! Thanks to all for your prayers for this girl. God bless!
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        08-05-2014, 12:37 AM
      #19
    Trained
    Excellent news, thanks for updating!
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        08-05-2014, 05:17 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Yayy!!!!!
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