Hi all. I made a post a few months back asking what your opinion was on “Thyro-L, for life” and got a lot of helpful responses.
My horse, prior to his February laminitic episode, was not one I would categorize as an “air-fern.” However he was overweight for his height/breed when it happened, I will admit…
Well, Thyro-L worked it’s magic too much, and despite taking him off of it when he was at ideal weight, he has continued to loose weight over the past month. He was a “5” when I tapered and quit, now he is a solid “4” and I am concerned.
He is a 16 y/o Arabian gelding. At a “5”, 680#. 14.2 H.
He is out overnight without a muzzle on short grass/clover. ( I know clover is bad, and they have the slobbers terribly right now just to double down on the badness), but this is the only barn that does not have “hay field, super lush” like turnout here, or “dry lot” with mud to the knees, 365.)
He was getting: 15# grass hay in a stall during the day. 1 cup Triple Crown Lite 2X a day, supplements: Farriers Formula, Remission 1x day. Grass at night.
1 month ago he was a “5” when the vet said get rid of the Triple Crown Lite. Switch to 1 Cup Nutrina Topline Balancer 2x a day with the supplements. He continued to loose.
Today after seeing pics my vet is recommending starting at 2# Triple Crown Senior per day plus the 2 cups Nutrina Topline ration balancer. He pretty much won’t eat more than 15# grass hay in is stall during the day.
I don’t want to question my new vet after having tons of problems with the old. This one will finally answer my questions, but she is sooooooooooo busy, and far away. Love the new vet.
I cannot get alfalfa bales here. At least not horse alfalfa. I used to be able to get nice bales, but no more. Dairy quality alfalfa, maybe. But that scares me! I’m in PA if that helps visualize “Dairy alfalfa.” Lol.
So if you suggest alfalfa its probably going to be pellets. How much?
I need the power of COTH. What would you feed a now underweight horse that gets a little grass at night, won’t really eat enough extra grass hay, but is IR and recovering from laminitis?