Type: Posts; User: Ghazzu
Gut microflora are a dynamic population, though. So dietary changes should have a fair amount of influence on them.
Was a CBC done?
It sounds like an infection of some sort.
I'd agree with the poster above that anaplasmosis is still a possibility.
His credentials? apparently, somebody gave him a horse for his birthday a few years ago, and he realized that all the books he read to learn about horses were wrong.
Albi is right--this isn't training, it' rehab.
You need it to be safe for both of you.
This is one of those times when drugs are your friend.
OP--with the weather the way it is, I hope you manage to get your horse seen before April!
Keeping horses at grass 24/7 isn't exactly new. I recall a publication from my ancient youth entitled "Keeping A Pony at Grass" from that radical organization known as the Pony Club.
Could you 2 take it outside?
Neither of you is looking too good at this point.
OP--any news ?
Not allowing boarders to free-feed hay is one thing.
Restricting it to the point that the OP's horse is dropping weight is another.
I would leave.
Some horses do fine on unlimited pasture.
Some do not.
good grief, no!
I don't know anyone who has had any results other than a lighter wallet with this stuff.
I've done it twice.
I'm shorter, but none the worse for wear.
The muscle damage from one of them has been more of an ongoing issue.
According to the website, the stuff is 8 amino acids. Probably a signifiant savings to merely feed your horse a decent quality protein as part of the diet and forget this stuff.
and their "how it...
I like this approach--not how her daughter can get there but how a rider can get there. Keep it in general terms. Let mom connect the dots.
Hair testing is pretty useless overall.
Just a random thought--you might want to give MSM once a day, and then your selenium supplement at the other feeding, so they're not competing for absorption.
Prices sound ballpark--a lot depends on where they're being run. Some state diagnostic labs are subsidized.
For example, zinc levels for the lab I frequently use charge about what you were...
First thing I'd do is stop the magnesium.
A more reasonable approach would be to require referral by a DVM, after a diagnosis. I would agree that having a DVM standing around watching a massage therapist work is just plain silly.
State boards usually use other agencies as criteria--one that used to be common was that anything presented by a veterinary school counted. There has been a move towards granting the Association of...
I do think there should be additional training.
And most of the DVMs I know who use these tools *have* done just that, and continue to do so.
In fact, it is a matter of frustration to us that much...
There are no guarantees. In fact, one of the things I heard often in school was to *never* guarantee an outcome.
However, if I were betting on the likelihood of a correct diagnosis I'd put my...
That would be my position as well.
They need to compensate you adequately for the aggravation they will undoubtedly cause.
My guess is they can't afford that rate.
Years ago, when I was just out of school, one of the local barns had a "chiropractor" (not a DVM, and also not a DC), who used to come work on some of the horses. She'd bang on them with a hammer...