Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by Lopinslow, Mar 8, 2018.
Same here. Especially those ones they call "rank."
I have a gelding who is super soy sensitive. I can give him any other grain I like and he is fine. But give him even a ration balancer that has a bit of soy - 90 grams of the stuff for two days and he is a different horse. He couldn't focus in hand or under saddle, was a bit restless, very spooky, a bit crankier, and did I mention the lack of focus? As long as he gets no soy he is perfectly fine, wonderful kids and beginners horse, and can still rev up and go for me when I want him to. I have owned him for nearly 8 years now and he has always been like this - it took me a while to work it out though. Pretty much every hard feed around here has soy unless you specifically buy a bag of grains. In one of my first lessons on him he spooked dramatically at a butterfly and earned himself the nickname of "that stupid arab" for years, even after he was settled and off the soy.
I have just taken two more of my horses off soy and finally cured year long watery eyes. It wasn't seasonal and had to be food related.
ETA they are both related.
well, ran a lymes test
very high, chronic numbers
normal treatment is a month, she is suggesting 2 months with her levels..... also, don't recommend breeding on doxy
Poop. That sucks! What made them decide to test for Lyme?
I did. after her magnawave, and a couple doses of the muscle relaxers + bute. there was no ear pinning at the lope.... I honestly don't remember the last time that happened... so tells me it is definitely some type of pain.
Doxycycline is on expedited order, and being shipped right to the boarding barn. should be here tomorrow hopefully. Vitamin E and a probiotic ordered as well.
Out of curiosity, what do you estimate treatment will cost?
Man... glad you figured it out tho!!!
I don't know.... i'm scared to ask!! LOL
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