Jiaogulan - silly question


Deb Platt
 

How much Jialgulan to add to her diet every day?? She is 1250 pounds. 21+ year old appaloosa

Sorry for the newbie question - my mare has been diagnosed with IR - have had her insulin levels have been within normal limits - but she is still having problems lame on left front. I have been trying to read and learn from this site (I thought I had educated myself about IR - nothing compared to most of you folks!) I have done the Diet - low starch and hay soaking Dx - ran more blood test last week so far so good - but waiting on the new insulin levels - Trim - getting a natural balance person out to trim. and Excercised every day. Xrays show a one degree rotation that has been there since we have had her for 10 years - I have her hoof walls and soles thicker and in better condition than ever - she has to be trimed every 4-5 weeks. I work very close with my vet. Hay is being tested.

I have been using products from Blue ridge distributing and have had good results but she is not "there" yet - the lameness is the main issue. She appears happy and enjoys her turn out time on a dry lot (4 acres) with her herd mates.
Thanks for resonding
Deb P in NM


kelly andersen
 

Jiaogulan is pretty simple.

The horse's stomach needs to be as close to empty as possible.
First thing in the morning and at least an hour since they ate in
the afternoon. Horses don't seem to mind the taste, but I thought
it was pretty noxious. Mix the J-herb with as little as possible.
Some horses will lap it up with just a little water mixed in. I use
a couple teaspoons of dampened beet pulp. Wait at least 20 minutes
to feed anything else.

The dose for more than 90% of horses is 1/2 teaspoon twice a day.
Check your horse's gum color before the first dose and after every
couple of doses. When the dose is sufficient their gums will get
noticeably pinker. If you don't see a color change after a couple
of days, then up the dose by 1/4 teaspoon. Check for gum color
after a couple of days. But, as I said, 1/2t. is the dose for most
horses. Ponies can take a larger dose than a full size horse, so a
mini might need more than a Belgian. Check the gum color.

The emptier the stomach, the less it's mixed with, and the time it
has to sit in the stomach are important.

kelly and shorty in Iowa

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How much Jialgulan to add to her diet
every day?? She is 1250 pounds. 21+ year old appaloosa


Sandra Su
 

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Thu Nov 1, 2007 5:46 am (PST)
... she is still having problems lame on left front. ... Excercised every day.
Exercised how? If she's lame, I think you don't want to force
her to exercise more than she wants to on her own. The hoof gurus can
say more about this.
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Sandy Su
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Deb Platt
 

The mare is out in the dry lot and we play a game - I scratch and massage her - then I leave she follows - if she wants to. Then I stop and massage her some more. Not a lot, but our regular vet encourages her to get out and move some. Our other vet that does her accupunture feels she is not very lame - but we have had this mare for 10 years and know when she is even slightly off.



Sandra Su <ssu@...> wrote:
>Posted by: "Deb Platt" <mailto:da_platt@...?Subject=
Re%3AJiaogulan%20-%20silly%20question> da_platt@...
<http://profiles.yahoo.com/da_platt> da_platt

Thu Nov 1, 2007 5:46 am (PST)
... she is still having problems lame on left front. ... Excercised every day.
Exercised how? If she's lame, I think you don't want to force
her to exercise more than she wants to on her own. The hoof gurus can
say more about this.
--

Sandy Su
ssu@...


Sandra Su
 

Posted by: "Deb Platt" <mailto:da_platt@...?Subject=
Re%3A%20Jiaogulan%20-%20silly%20question> da_platt@...
<http://profiles.yahoo.com/da_platt> da_platt

Fri Nov 2, 2007 5:56 am (PST)

The mare is out in the dry lot and we play a game - I scratch and
massage her - then I leave she follows - if she wants to. Then I
stop and massage her some more. Not a lot, but our regular vet
encourages her to get out and move some. Our other vet that does her
accupunture feels she is not very lame - but we have had this mare
for 10 years and know when she is even slightly off.
You know, this is a wonderful way to give a lame horse a bit
of exercise! I think it's wonderful that you take the time with her
to give her loving attention and incorporate a bit of voluntary
movement into it.
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Sandy Su
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