Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Default PSSM supplement help please?

    My baby cob has had never ending random lameness issues and reading about PSSM well she has just about all the symptoms. We have tried X-rays, box rest, Bute, exercise, shoes nothing improves her. The insurance won't pay for the bone scans. She went randomly lame in spring and is now much worse again. We have just started a Bute trial which has helped already. I am waiting for the vet to talk to me about the PSSM.

    I thought that I would try the supplements and see if it helps nothing much to loose at this point. I can find the vitamin e oil but I'm confused about the Acetyl-L-Carnitine where do I get this from? She's on no hard feed living out 24/7. Just has fiber beat to hide her Bute in.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

  2. #2

    Default Re: PSSM supplement help please?

    https://www.myprotein.com/sports-nut.../10529729.html

    This is where my livery gets hers, the mare readily ate it in a tiny feed although it was introduced over a week or so, we saw improvements within days and she then continued to move more freely day on day.

  3. #3

    Default Re: PSSM supplement help please?

    Quote Originally Posted by be positive View Post
    https://www.myprotein.com/sports-nut.../10529729.html

    This is where my livery gets hers, the mare readily ate it in a tiny feed although it was introduced over a week or so, we saw improvements within days and she then continued to move more freely day on day.
    That is great thank you do you know how she works out the doseage?

  4. #4
    Old nag ycbm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    9,878

    Default Re: PSSM supplement help please?

    Current cheapest alcar is this one I think:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272036531137 7g a day

    You also need to give at least 5000iu of vitamin E natural or 10000iu synthetic. You can buy that from progressive earth or forage plus. Equimins sell oil which is cheaper but I hate using it because it's so messy.
    Small Print: The view expressed in this post is my own. You should take no action on any opinion given without verifying the facts for yourself. Like all humans,I can be wrong. Polite correction is welcomed.

  5. #5

    Default Re: PSSM supplement help please?

    So I am on day three and the mare looks better than I can ever remember recently. Full of energy bombing around and the odd gait seems gone. I am only talking by eye in the field but it's night and day. She's still on Bute although this never helped before so going to take that off and see if we still have such a positive looking change but excited. The vets were being so negative last week saying there wasn't much more they could suggest so fingers crossed

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Find Horses For Sale