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I own a 10 year old OTTB. He is the biggest klutz I have ever met. He finds stuff to hurt himself on, steps on himself, kicks himself, it’s pretty ridiculous. Though sometimes he’ll get superficial cuts from stepping on himself, or getting kicked, etc and he’ll be off for as long as necessary.
My main question is are there any supplements that can help him heal his body faster? A supplement that helps him fight off potential infection at these spots? A supplement that even makes his skin thicker and tougher so I don’t have this problem? Thank You Very much.
I don’t know of any supplement off the top of my head that could help your OTTB, but I’d recommend looking through the SmarkPak supplements and see what they have under skin and coat. 🙂 Hope this helps.
~If you come at it having only 15 minuets it will take all day... If you come at it having all day it will take you 15 minuets~
If you go to my post about thin skin, a lady posted some information about supplements that helped her horse thicken his skin.
I have the same issue with my horse.
"Take the time it takes, so that it takes less time."
"Expect a lot, accept a little, reward often."
My 2 year old TB, Tommy, seems to be accident prone, too. I have had him for about 3 weeks, and no matter what I do, he seems to have a new wound on his head or neck. I put him on a really good skin and coat supplement, a daily vitamin, a hoof supplement, and a joint supplement as well. For his topical, there is a wonderful product on the market called Vetericyn. I get the hydrogel spray, and all of Tommy’s wounds seem to heal, without scarring, in half the time.
Just a side note…have you had a veterinarian check his hooves and legs? Sometimes, just making a slight correction in shoeing make’s all the difference in the world.
Oh TBs are sooo accident prone! I have one and so do both of my sisters and they are just like that! I have heard smartshine makes the skin healthier so cuts heal better/faster. Hope this helps!
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