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    Default Glutamine for Founder?

    I have a mini who is prone to laminitis in the spring, saw this post in another thread, and wanted to find out more info. Is there a thread about it here?

    Thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by Androcles View Post
    OK so the latest COTH 'thing' is Omeprazole from Vanuatu.

    BTW, has anyone tried Glutamine for healing ulcers? It's in SmartGut, and it is known to heal intestinal membrane. Just wondering. I have suggested it for post founder cases and it seemed to make a huge difference, no recurrence of laminitis/founder symptoms.



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    I wondered about the leap there from ulcers to laminitis, too.

    Glutamine is helpful for healing of superficial ulcers on mucous membranes. There is a considerable leap there to the healing of gastric ulcers, but not a completely illogical one. The leap from there to founder? Made no sense to me. Perhaps the OP of that comment is a believer in some sort of "leaky gut" theory as a possible mechanism for laminitis, not sure.
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    Well, I can kinda see it...laminitis/founder is really about the gut bacteria. I was hoping the OP would comment more. I almost had him euthed last year -he did not founder/rotate, just had several lamintis attacks and not on green pasture - that suddenly stopped. I want to do everything I can to prevent that this year...I've had him 2 years, he came to me from a rescue having founder lines, and the first year I didn't have any problems in the spring. I hate seeing them in pain!



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    Probably asking a vet is a better idea than random people on COTH, myself included.
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    I was just wondering about that statement Androcles made. I find vets tend to be more tradition-based, although I do know a holisitic vet in my area. Thanks!



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    Those of us in the business prefer the term "evidence based".
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