My wonderful mare (who is cresty, round) etc, was diagnosed with IR four weeks ago. She was so upset with her lifestyle change, especially the no treat thing. My vet has given some samples of a tested low sugar, low starch treat called BEET-E-BITES. They are flaxseed/beetpulp based all natural treats and she loves them(I think the peppermint are fave's!) Now we can have our treats and not have the atitude we were having!
I found out from my vet cause she recommends them to her IR copmetition horses, because they are herb-free, no positive tests.
I also use the triple crown lite and (now) tested hay.
No laminitis so far!
Who else has IR horses that still compete?
These specially formulated treats are 95% sugar free, low fat, low starch, high fiber source. You will not find any cereals, grains, artificial colors, preservatives or fillers in these crunchy treats your horse or pony will love.
- Low Fat
- Low Sugar
- High Fiber
Made from Speedi-Beet, a 95% sugar- free micronized sugar beet. Ingredients: Beet flakes, water, natural flavor.
Available in three flavors: cinnamon, green apple and licorice.
My horse loved the Hilton Herballs at first; after a few months he started spitting them out. Shame, because I loved the smell of those things. He thought celery was the most awful thing ever and after trying one stalk, he sniffed everything afterwards with much suspicion.