Re: oats: whole, crimped, rolled, steamed
Oats are not generally an appropriate feed for IR horses.
They may be indicated in a horse who is well-stabilized, working regularly and "hitting the wall" after work as a means to meet extra demands placed on it during work. See this File on Feeding Laminitics When Back in Work:
Lavinia, George Too, Calvin (PPID) and Dinky (PPID/IR)
Nappi, George and Dante Over the Bridge
Jan 05, RI