My son purchased a 12 year old quarterhorse thoroughbred cross that he uses for speed events.
He has had her for 1 year.
She tyed up one evening when exercising her and hadn’t even ridden her too hard. It has happened again. Her back end starts to shake and then she cannot walk for a couple of hours.
Had the vet out the first time which did not go well. Had blood work done on her a week after it happened which shows CPK high @ 2395 and AST (SGOT) high @ 1709.
What do you recommend?
Get off all commercial feeds for sure. The hydrogenated fats are terrible in these and very much part of the problem.
I suggest oats along with our supplements called Just Add oats supplement and our Weight check oil. The oil is a great source of very good fat which is very much needed in such cases. I would in fact give more than the. Maintenance suggested which is 2 oz per day. I would give 4 oz which will help "displace" the bad fats that are majority of cause. electrolyte are also generally messed up.
Keeping the horse on all the Red Cal (hi mag version preferred for this) will greatly help too.
Finally to help support the liver (needed especially so based on the lab tests that were done) I would suggest our Health check supplement.
Thanks for asking!
Also… see Shelley’s comment that she added below: