So how DID that happen when both horses were on the same identical supplements & hay, and the same grass pasture for the same amount of hours each day.
Thanks horselovinguy. I was here then but don't recall the posts. Probably glanced at them if at all. Wasn't MY problem then. I was working on feet and saddle fit, the real problems, unless of course, you don't have a horse because if IR problems.
Walkinthewalk has me thinking. It's sort of clear now. There are horses that are prone to laminitis and those that are not. Both are on a continuum scale. Within the laminitis scale, Joker was in one spot while Duke was in another spot.
One tolerated a particular situation/environment, the other didn't.
I've been frustrated about the lack of information on how much it takes to induce laminitis in an IR horse. But I see now, as walkinthewalk pointed out (thank you), that 'how much' would vary with each horse.
I'd like to think there is some reasonable range of amounts of NSC that would cause the relapse, but then I'd have to ask what is the reasonable range of a laminitc prone horse.
Now I'm gonna wrap by asking walkinthewalk, what if someone had made a great big ole cookie full of sugar, starch, and flavored with molasses, maybe 6" in diameter by 2 or 3 inches thick, and Joker stumbled on it and ate it.
Do you think that would that put him to bed? Meaning relapse of course.