I have a number of allergies one of them Being to coconut.
My pony has a condition called EMS. (Equine metabolic disorder)
She has to have medication with her feed (Anti - inflammatory, and some medication thing that apparently makes her lose weight when she exersises)
She also gets another supplement that stabilises the sugars she gets from grass or feed.
And she also has a bunch of supplements and minrals (That tastes terrible for her )
She is in a nearly 100% Dry paddock with three strands of electric fencing.
She is not allowed any sugars or sweets or treats.
She is on a diet of
Omega three's with garlic (performer)
Minerals (Kelp,magnesium,copper sulphate, Sulpher,)
Medications and supplements that tast terrible for my poor pony :/
And a little little bit of copra..
I used to give her just Chaff and Pat Colby's minerals that was all she got.
But no matter how much exercise she got she would never lose weight ever.
TIll she was diagnosed with EMS.
And the only trouble was she started to not eat her feed with the medication so I added Copra to her diet (Little bit) And then she ate everything and she has actually started to lose weight and lose her crest and I have actually had people say to me that they are actually starting to see the outline of her ribs!!
But problem comes when twice a day I Have to mix up there feed !
And If I mix it up my face and nose itches a little bit but if my pony eats it and then licks me on my arms or face or nuzzels me I come up in welts and itch like mad and I can only stop it by taking having a shower... or even sometimes having to take anti - histamines my self :/ And yes I know its Copra as I have had allergy tests and I have come up as allergic to coconut and Also I have once had Beauty on another feed that did not have coconut in it (But she can't have that feed anymore) And I never had any problem to her licking me ever and still don't if she has not eaten the copra..
So my Qestion is, What can I feed her that is complealty grain free (as she can not handle grain) and suitable for EMS horses?
And that is coconut free ?
Thank you so much !!