Good supplements to promote healing?
My Morgan mare has been on stall rest for 30+ days for an injured suspensory ligament in her right front. She loves foals so pre-injury she was turned out with a yearling that the other horses in the barn were picking on. Well, the munchkin decided to get a game up and took off running, and my girl thought her 19-year-old butt could keep up and she either landed wrong or slipped or wrenched her shoulder or something (no one saw it happen) and bam! Lame.
The vet put us on 30 days of stall rest and then a controlled incremental exercise program which I've been doing religiously, but in the meantime, we're still on stall rest and I'm just twiddling my thumbs and wondering if there's anything else I can be doing for her other than pampering her with hair products and apples
Does anyone have any experience with supplements or vitamins that promote healing? I'm a big believer in "from the inside out" but there are SO MANY options out there and how do you know what's real and what's hype? She's currently on MSM for her joints, and vitamin E and selenium because they lack naturally in our geographical area. She has a slow-feeder hay net in front of her at all times to keep her occupied (4-5 flakes a day) grass (hand-grazed) 30-60 minutes a day, and 1/2 cup of Nutrena Safe Choice per day (she's one of those...er...."hardy" old-style Morgans who gets fat just dreaming about grain so a handful is more than enough. "Easy keeper" I think is the politically correct term?