Re: Pain relief for very painful horse) WAS Need Help ( Jasper's really sore 8 hours after joint injections)

Nancy C

Hi Corrine

Thought I put up  post yesterday but did not come through.

You might think bout transitioning Jasper over to all ODTB Cubes until you can get your next hay crop balanced. You would add only Vit E, salt and flax.  could give him a bit of your current hay for chew time if he needs it. 

Your CH shows you are giving 2000 IU of Vit E.  I would up tat to 5000 IU.  Make sure you are giving in caps with soy oil.

Whether you choose to trim  yourself or not, Jasper will benefit from your understanding of what the foot needs.  Following cases on ECHoof is  great visual way of seeing how these compromised feet can transform. Some of started by working with our farriers and trimmers between regular trims. These horses need more frequent touch ups as you have heard.  Keep them out of appliances allows for that. The hoof can change quickly.  Imbalances, so-called "growth spurts", possible abscess when yo are going in the right direction all are more easily addressed out of shoes.

Have asked Dr Kellon to comment on the pain issue and using PQ with doxy and your ulcer protocol.  Hang on.

Being down helps them protect their feet.  Make sure he is eating and most especially drinking well.  He needs 5 gallons or so every 12 hours. 

Nancy C in NH
ECIR Moderator 2003
FACT: Positive or negative changes to the foot accumulate over a period of months and years. See RM Bowker, VMD, PhD, The Vascular Cushion Of The Frog What Does It Do?  2013 NO Laminitis! Proceedings, Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group Inc.


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So i should take on trimming jasper myself ? The feed store has the timothy balance cubes in stock so will get two bags tomorrow morning.  Farrier is already booked for last week in may here,so will see how that goes then decide. So Lavinia if i take on trimming are you ready to get pictures every two weeks or so?? 

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