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post #1 of 8 Old 11-28-2008, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 8 Old 11-28-2008, 09:21 PM
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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)
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-28-2008, 09:39 PM
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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.
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-28-2008, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bigal View Post
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
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have you thought of ulcers? 90% of track horses have them. I've gone through it with mine...
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post #6 of 8 Old 11-29-2008, 02:57 AM
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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?

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post #7 of 8 Old 11-29-2008, 08:21 AM
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Gimme: this may explain it: http://www.recoveryeq.com/muscle_tension_pro.htm or Tying Up in Horses

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-29-2008, 09:26 AM
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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.

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