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21st September 2009, 03:21 PM
Blooming heck! Brought Kiz in last night for Poppy to ride and she was hobbleing. She has the very early stages of lami (although digital pulses aren't up, no heat in her hooves and not taking the typical lami stance), so luckily I managed to catch it early. Bless her she's on bex-rest again, looking really sorry for herself. I'm really annoyed as I've been so careful with all three ponies as they're all liable to be fatties (well Ernie will be I should think when he matures) and Bert is already lami-prone and he hasn't had an attack for 2 years. So a bit peeved to say the least, this is Kizzie's first ever attck. I think she's probably gorged herself on the very little amount of grass they have after being on box-rest with her tail.
Anyway, just a quickie, does anybody use or has used TopSpec Antilam???? It's a supplement rather than a balancer, and I've heard good things about it. She's currently getting TopSpec Lite, Hifi Lite and herbs for her cough/sweetitch, plus her hay is soaked for 12 hours due to her cough. She was getting a small amount of Outshine, but I cut that out ages ago. So, thought about switching to Antilam, as I really don't want another attack. Just wondered what other peeps views are on it?! Thanks x
My Crazy Clan
21st September 2009, 03:25 PM
Oh no sorry to hear that, hope she makes a full recovery, siscos just had a mild bout! no heat, no pulse to start with, hes getting better though.
Sorry I've not used that food before, Kiz is quite cresty isn't she? sorry haven't seen recent photos.
21st September 2009, 03:37 PM
Oh no Tor! Hopefully you got it in time, well done!
Poor Kizz :(
21st September 2009, 03:44 PM
no help on the antilam i'm afraid but just wanted to send you best wishes for her - hoep she makes a quick recovery.
21st September 2009, 03:46 PM
Argh, what a pain! I know how careful you are with her weight. I always wonder about whether Icarus gorges himself after a night in 'dieting'. I've never used antilam, but i hope she feels better soon.
21st September 2009, 05:27 PM
Rhea - yes she is quite cresty, but (and this isn't an excuse) she has a naturally curvy neck!!! If that makes sense? It always looks fatter/crestier than it is. It's very well set on. To be honest she's in the best condition she's ever been in this year. I have been really strict and managed to keep her weight down. You can easily feel her ribs, she doesn't have fatty deposits on/around her withers like she did last year, plus she doesn't have an apple bum or gully down her spine. She's in really good showring condition. Maybe a little on the fat side for some peeps, but honestly she's so much slimmer than she has been and looks much better for it. I know she's a native type and prone to being a fatty, but I have been so strict.
I'm really annoyed at myself as I know it is my fault really. She's been on box-rest with her tail and only been allowed out for the last couple of weeks. It never occured to me that it's getting to the 2nd bout of grass growth, plus having thought about it since I thought with it being dry recently there wouldn't be much growth, but how wrong am I?!?! I could kick myself! I think she's gorged herself a bit as her belly is looking slightly rotund lol!!! Argh, I'm so annoyed at myself! Anyway, I'm now keeping a really keen eye on Bertie aswell, but he seems to be fine.
Thanks guys x
My Crazy Clan
21st September 2009, 06:27 PM
I know exactly what you mean, Wizz has a natural curvy neck too, it will never go, although its not solid anymore.
Its not your fault, you've been manging her weight really well this year, you said she doesn't have a lot of the things she had last year which is ****** brilliant, you should give your self a pat on the back.
You should do a photo update soon :)
21st September 2009, 07:34 PM
Yes I've used Anti-lam for 5 years and would recommend it. Its not cheap but makes sure they have all their vits and mins plus a lot of extras that ward off lammi and help them recover from it too! It means that you can cut back on feed and they are still getting all they need. Has gut supplements in it too!
21st September 2009, 08:13 PM
Sorry to hear that, hope she's okay soon! xx
21st September 2009, 09:24 PM
Sorry to hear she has lammi, hope she recovers quickly
21st September 2009, 09:57 PM
When I spoke to you on FB and I said that was the third pony I knew this week that had come down with laminitis. I went into my local forum and another one was down so that has been four this week alone.
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