Re: Are these lab results normal? Re-test same results! - Dr Kellon

Zoe Messina

Hi Astrid,

Thats interesting, just trying to think back to what else was going on at the time her feet went downhill, this time last year. We did spread lime on the paddocks but I did lock the horses out of the paddocks for 2-3 weeks until we had good rains to wash it in. I also did not feed her any Ca for a few weeks as I figured the lime would be providing the extra for a bit.

When I tested our place I tested the whole farm, every paddock. 

You have given me an idea, I should start keeping a better diary of exactly where the horses are, which paddock and whats happening for them!
Zoe and Missy
Moorooduc AUS

From: astrid Noordhoek <astrid.noordhoek@...>

To: EquineCushings@...
Sent: Thursday, 27 September 2012 6:48 PM
Subject: [EquineCushings] Re: Are these lab results normal? Re-test same results! - Dr Kellon

Hi Zoe,

was the pasture treated in some way (after the test), like with artificial
fertiliser, cow or pig manure or so?
Or did you allow her to graze in another pasture, allthough adjacend and
thus 'the same' in our eyes?

This can provoque changes is the ca/p ratio's. As far as I remember this
and spring/automn time can cause considerable increases of P.

I helped a PRE stallion with his diet, we didn't have an analysis, but
still, his diet is now more in balance and his feet show this: last year
his owner and the vet thought he was (bordeline) laminatic, now he is
So, small changes can make a huge difference.

Maybe it will help to make a list of all the bigger and smaller changes
that occured before/during the transformation of you horses ' feet.
Often, this can provide insights you would have overlooked otherwise.

Good luck with your puzzle!

nrc, ir/cu, nat

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