Sudden Sticky Stifles

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  1. Squirt!!

    Squirt!! Full Member

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    The only suspected name I come across is yellow jacket.
     
  2. Squirt!!

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    Welcome to Hidden Rock Ranch!
     
  3. ginster

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    What about Cushings? Though I guess PSSM is more likely, given his symptoms.
     
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    He might have PSSM2 given his breeding, but would test for both. Also would look at EPM. Seems to getting more common or finally tested for more now. I already have heard of three horses with EPM personally in just the last year and my state isn't common state for horses to get it.
     
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  6. Canchaser18

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    It appears PSSM horses have more episodes when not in work. This horse is ridden 6 days a week. EPM is in my mind and I’ll be sure to ask my vet. Ive also been thinking about the alfalfa, and I’ve read that some PSSM horses do great on it and others not so much. I’ll try weaning him off of the alfalfa and see if there’s any improvement. I’m trying to pinpoint the time it started and the diet changes I’ve made to determine they’re effect as far as PSSM would go. Has anyone heard of selenium deficiency causing similar problems? I supplement 5,000 IU of vitamin e per my vet to help with the muscle soreness but we haven’t tested selenium.
     
  7. manesntails

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    Selenium is added to feed so, it's pretty rare for a horse to be deficient in it unless the horse gets only forage from selinium deficient ground.
     
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