Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
When to STOP MSM?????
A few months ago we added MSM to Cinny's SmartPak because the vet suggested it to make him more comfortable while being treated for a fungus that pretty much took over his whole hind end, from the butt down to his knees. I kept him on it the following month because I started working him harder and I was told it would help. Then just as I was deciding to take him back off, we moved him from a dry lot to indoors because I just couldn't handle how beat up he was getting by the other horses. He had a bite on the underside of his neck (I assume that NASTY pony did it) that swelled up the size of a grapefruit...it's been there two weeks, and is still slightly swollen today. With moving indoors, his ankles are puffy despite his daily turnout and continuing most of his normal workout.
So, when do most people stop giving their horse MSM? Do some of you keep your horse on it regardless... would it be better for me to keep Cinny on it? I have never given a horse MSM before in my life as I could never really afford it before...so I really don't know the ins and outs. Any help, criticism, advice is truly appreciated. I case you need more details, Cinny is a 7 year old paint in relatively good condition, and we are trying to build up muscle, especially on his topline.