Michele and Odyssey - new laminitis diagnosis
On 8 Nov 2021 Odyssey was diagnosed with laminitis and on 16 Nov 2021 x-rays confirmed rotation. 8 Nov - Vet had me stop feeding Tribute Wholesome Blends balancer and to use Platinum Performance Wellness, Metabolic Support and Thyro-L and soaked hay (analysis in case history). 16 Nov - Vet said it was ok to add back in the Outlast and soaked beet pulp/alfalfa timoty cubes to make the supplements more palatable. The Vet has him cast with NANRIC Ultimate pads with Advanced Cushion Support, which are visible in the x-rays. When I got the hay analysis back I stopped soaking because the ESC+Starch were less than 10 (8.5) - Equi-Analytical analysis.
- I'm concerned that the angle of the pads is too aggressive? After 3 weeks in them he is still really lame, if not worse.
- I had Mad Barn do an analysis of the hay (2021-12-07 MB MicheleCardenas-JustHay-1stCut2021) and current supplements (2021-12-07 MB MicheleCardenas-Odyssey_-_Current_Diet). They recommended their AminoTrace+ (2021-12-07 MB MicheleCardenas-Odyssey_-_Optimal_Diet). I think some of the nutrients with AminoTrace+ end up out of balance and I would be better off with just a copper/zinc/selenium supplement? or maybe Vermont Blend?
- With the potassium levels, should I not have Potash put on the hay field next year?
- I still need to take pictures, but he has lost 80 pounds in a month, is this weight loss to fast?
I am so glad I found this forum. Thank you all so much! I'm learning a lot and a lot more to learn to help my poor boy.
Michele in Ohio, 2021
Case History: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Michele%20and%20Odyssey