Re: Supplement Changes/Sore?

Kirsten Rasmussen

Hi Kathleen, 

Are you soaking her hay?  You will probably see an improvement in pain very quickly if you start.  Can you physically block her from accessing the dry lot where the grass is growing at the edge?  At least until you get the grass killed?

Excessive mechanical force on the hooves during a laminitis flareup can cause more pain.  That is why we don't want other horses pushing them around or any forced exercise, and any spook or startle could have the same effect.  Her hooves are already tender and the laminae are already compromised, so you can imagine that excess force could worsen it.  Is she in boots with pads?

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