My horse was recently diagnosed with shivers, a form of EPSM. The diet for EPSM horses is all forage based – no sugar, low carb and high fat. Any suggestions for what to feed an EPSM horse if they can’t have oats or molasses?
I see many many such horses. If you will forget most of what you have been told about it and follow the feeding program at www.whattofeedyourhorse.com to the "T" you will have a new horse. Oats ARE the original low starch diet. Typical commercial low starch diets are full of hydrogenated fats which are a large part of the cause. All I would add is our Health check supplement to help support the liver detox of the past bad fats and "junk" in the system. I would instead of the typical maintenance amount of our Weight Check (which is good fats)… would double it to 4 oz per day not the typical 2. Expect a new horse soon. .
Thanks for asking Allana!