Urgent advice needed - pain relief, vet suggestions, feeding check

Mandy Charmam

I’m a new member and was wondering if you provide  some advice, I’m interested in what is the best thing to use for pain relief during bouts of laminitis. Although now having scanned the messages I'm thinking I really have no idea what I'm doing at all. 

Quick background info. My pony has been on percolate for a long time. Earlier this year the vet retested and advised that he perhaps did not need to be on it anymore.  He was well with occasional laminitis flare ups but minimal cushings sympotoms.
I followed this advice which was disastrous and over the last 6 months he has become laminitic and with all cushioning systmpoms re-emerging.  

Three months ago we put him back on pergolyte again He is in a lane, is on the laminitis crises diet and has hay soaked. He is still in pain though. I recently had his feet xrayed and they showed significant rotation, with suspected circulation issues. His hoof care is good through. I’m looking for some pain relief for him while I get the vet on the job. Although I'm wondering if there are specialist vets for this given my poor experience recently. (I'm in Macedon Ranges Vcicoria Austalia 

I recently had him clipped due to the heat and it is clear that he is under weight and perhaps is not getting enough protein - advised to feed low gi pellets and fibre beet. (Was feeding the crises almi diet - speedi beet,  seaweed meal, linseed, digestive eq, mag and vit e-  with a smidge of hygain zero and few cups of lucerne chaff .)  Have now added gi cues,  changed to fibre beet.. also added lucerne hay and ad lib soaked pasture hay which has been tested as low sugar. 

Anyway, I wanted to check this advice..and also find out if there is anything I can use for pain relief while I get the vet on the job.  I was also thinking about the circulation problem... thinking pain relief migh help him move a bit more and get frog working to strengthen circulation. 
Interested in anything I can do to help.  I'm suspecting I need to really build my knowledge and I might be doign this all wrong. any help much much apprecaited. 

Mandy C, Macedon Australia, 2022
Mandy C, Macedon Australia, 2022

Sherry Morse

Hi Mandy,

Please see all the responses to your original email here: https://ecir.groups.io/g/main/topic/88549990#272877