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  • Standardbred horse tying up
  • How to stop my racehorse from tying up

 
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    11-28-2008, 09:15 PM
  #1
Foal
Tying up

Hello all,
I have tried many methods (ie. Changing diet, increased electrolytes, etc) however nothing seems to work. I am wondering if you have found any success in curing or controlling tying up in a standardbred race horse? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    11-28-2008, 09:21 PM
  #2
Banned
How do you keep your horse? In a stall? If yes, turn him out 24/7 that will improve your horse soooo much (plus it's healthier for the horse)
     
    11-28-2008, 09:39 PM
  #3
Weanling
Is your horse still racing? Often horses will tie up because they don't get regular work. Race horses are prone to it because they usually jog/exercise 5 days a week and race really hard one day a week. Along with regular steady exercise, less grain, and vitamin E and magnesium are supposed to help prevent it. If your horse ties up you should keep him warm, massage his tendons and put a warm, moist towel over them.
     
    11-28-2008, 09:44 PM
  #4
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Originally Posted by bigal    
Hello all,
I have tried many methods (ie. Changing diet, increased electrolytes, etc) however nothing seems to work. I am wondering if you have found any success in curing or controlling tying up in a standardbred race horse? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
This is something not to mess with. Get a vet to run some tests on him. Turnout is fine but it may not reveal the CAUSE of the problem like PSSM.

Here is a good article with SOME solutions but a vet would be your best choice.

SmartPak Equine - Health & Nutrition - Diseases & Conditions - Tying Up & Muscular Health
     
    11-28-2008, 09:46 PM
  #5
Trained
Have you thought of ulcers? 90% of track horses have them. I've gone through it with mine...
     
    11-29-2008, 02:57 AM
  #6
Foal
This may sound stupid

What is 'tying up'? I've always had Standardbreds right off the track, always female and never had any trouble with them. So I'm curious about 'tying up'. I'm assuming that it doesn't mean cross-tying them or tying them in an unfenced hay field. BeauReba mentioned tendons. Is he having trouble with his tendons?
     
    11-29-2008, 08:21 AM
  #7
Showing
Gimme: this may explain it: http://www.recoveryeq.com/muscle_tension_pro.htm or Tying Up in Horses
     
    11-29-2008, 09:26 AM
  #8
Yearling
Spyder is right, you really need to figure out the cause. Then once you start treatment you need to give it a bit of time.

http://www.thehorse.com/pdf/AAEP/muscles.pdf
The Horse: Diagnostic Approach To Equine Muscle Disorders
     

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