I feed this vit/min supplement by HorseTech. I used the meal form as the pellets are more expensive. The meal costs about .86 cents per day per horse. https://horsetech.com/high-point-grass
Not sure if you can get this in Canada.
will see this and come in. Her Arab's weight has to be monitored and she may have some ideas on condensed supplements in Canada:)
Even though I live in the heart of Walking Horse country, they care a lot more about their cows around here. I have to send my hay to Equi-Analytical in New York, USA to have it properly tested for horses. I'm not sure if they accept Canadian products, maybe
could also help with that.
From what I Have read on this and other forums, veterinary care is sparse in Canada. That means you are going to have to educate yourself quickly on the matters of insulin resistance, cushings, laminitis and be the major advocate for your horse:)
The ECIR link below is a good start, plus there are several of us on this forum dealing with metabolic issues. Don't be confused by what seems to be conflicting information from any of us. Keep in mind the word "metabolic" is Ground Zero for each horse; no two are the same, so treatments can vary. What they all have in common is slicing calories & NSC value as much as possible. Supplements can vary and degree of founder (therefore depth of care) can also vary.
Also, you need a good farrier, which I understand finding a good one for a healthy horse can be difficult, much less finding a farrier qualified to rehab hooves if that were to ever be needed.
If you can, please look at the links
has in her sig for taking hoof pictures. She is the resident farrier and can tell you quite the story as to what your horse's current health status might be, regarding metabolic issues:):)
If you don't have frequent access to a farrier, you may have to learn basic trimming and buy the minimum trimming tools. Again, I will throw
under the bus by saying she could help you get started if need be:)
My horse is at the very top of the Worst Case Scenarios. My other metabolic horse was a piece of cake to manage and never foundered. The fella in my avatar is making up for it. He is still chugging along and has been in Remssion since 2015. His hooves will never completely de-rotate but I have a AFA certified therapeutic farrier who does a marvelous job managing his hooves. https://www.ecirhorse.org