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I have a 17 year old Appaloosa gelding, Comet. I’ve recently spoken to my vet regarding some instances during which I believe Comet has experienced tying up. We are working on a treatment/management plan for him, but I’m interested in anything anyone else has tried for tying up symptoms, or preventing it in the first place. I’d like to know what your experience was and how you addressed the issue. Again, I am working with my vet, I’m just trying to learn more about tying up and how others have dealt with it.
I wish I could be helpful, ponygirl360, but that’s a topic I don’t know anything about–none of my horses ever suffered from tying up. I hope you hear from somebody who’s dealt with it. Good luck!
Me too! The vet has suggested adding electrolytes, more hay, and a multi-vitamin to his diet to see if that will help. If this happens again, I’m supposed to have blood work done to determine what is going on inside. Hoping with good management we won’t have another episode!
At 25 my warmblood was diagnosed with chronic tying up. In my 50 years with horses I had never had a horse tie up before. My Vet feels its part of the PSSM syndrome. He suggested adding corn oil or vegetable oil to her feed to increase her fat intake. She won’t eat the oils so even though she is
a chubby warmblood I have her on gleam and gain to add fat.
I also have her on the maximum dose of Vit E and Selenium.
But the most important supplement I added was DMG. Since adding that she has not had a tying up episode. It is thought to help eliminate lactic acid build up. Be aware they pee a lot on this but she has been 2 years without tying up.
I have never heard of DMG before, but I am hoping to start him on this supplement soon, thank you for mentioning it!!!
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