supplements and what to put them on...
So I'm thinking about maybe starting Lacey on some sort of joint supplement solely because of her age but I'm not sure what I should get... I know absolutely nothing about supplements so if someone could enlighten me and give me a basic run down on what I NEED to know, that'd be great!
I'm thinking probably something with glucosamine in it, but do they even put that in horse supplements?
She doesn't have any "off-ness" currently, her hind legs are slightly stiff but she's never lame. So basically, I'd like something to help her stay comfortable and possibly take care of any aches she has that I don't know about...
And then, what should I put it on? She may be prone to laminitis (her hooves say she is) so I don't want something sugary but then she's also a pretty easy keeper in the summer so I don't want something that could make her gain more weight... She's not picky at all, if it looks like food, it will be eaten!
Maybe some kind of senior feed? I know nothing about these things as well....
My plan is to only give her enough grain or whatever to make the supplement not super noticeable, will I need a ration balancer too?
Maybe there's some kind of pellet with glucosamine in it and all that good stuff?
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.