Hello all- Late yesterday the J-herb arrived for Salsa. He's been 'on again, off again' laminitic/ouchy feet for a year now. ACTH last month on 1.5 prascend is 14.something - lowest it's ever been. Vet and I talked Wednesday evening and he's willing to try metformin - he needed to check something and hasn't been here yet to draw blood - but in the meantime I've had an interesting development. On Monday (the 29th) I started giving Salsa about 6ml of APF Pro. I figured why not - it won't hurt. By Thursday Salsa is doing MUCH better on his feet. Shockingly good. I have been cutting back on the banamine (he was getting about 1.5ml of it most days). Last dose (1ml) of Banamine was Thursday evening. I let him out - muzzled - Thursday and he TROTTED around - and looked good doing it - head up - no head bob - like he just felt good finally. Yesterday I did not give him any banamine and he was still moving around nicely as of yesterday evening. No telling how he will be moving when I go out this morning and he's not had any banamine.
I put 1/2 tsp of j-herb in his food yesterday evening JUST to see if the taste would put him off - didn't seem to. Today I will start the j-herb on its own 20 minutes before food 2x a day. If I need to - I'll syringe it. Has anyone seen such drastic improvement on APF Pro? With their feet/movement? That really surprised me.
Also - Salsa is 23 - I'm going to start with 1/2 tsp, twice a day and watch his gum color - about how often should I increase the dose? One of the pdfs in the Files section recommended this dose for an older horse - so that's why I chose it. If I should start with different dose please let me know.