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phfeventer (phfeventer)
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Username: phfeventer

Post Number: 628
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2018 - 02:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

just wondering what people have found helpful for keeping your DSLD horse as comfortable as possible. I have a 26 yr old retired event mare(I've owned her for 24 of those years) who is having more issues as the years pass. I do plan to discuss her problem more in depth with the vet soon when she comes for spring shots. But I also wanted to ask others who have dealt with DSLD for their suggestions. I used to just bute her occasionally when she seemed a bit uncomfortable, but at this point she's needing regular bute. Does anyone know if Equioxx would help, in place of bute? most of the info I read only tells you what it is and that it's going to get worse as time goes on. I've yet to read anything that gives basic advice on keeping your horse comfortable. As I said, I'll be talking to the vet soon, but wondered if anyone had anything to share. Thanks.
Carrots (carrots)
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Username: carrots

Post Number: 700
Registered: 07-2014
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2018 - 07:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I used equioxx on a mare with terribly dropped suspensories.
She was pasture sound for a good 8 years, 6 on equioxx.

I currently have another horse with suspensory issues, and I am giving him MSM.

I think there is a lot of info out there if you google.
Good luck
Bennie Reeves (pilot53)
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Username: pilot53

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2019
Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 12:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a 22 year old quarter horse. She was a starved rescue with dsld. We brought her home , immediately received vet car - with a bleak prognosis.. We put her on Smart Pak Senior, Buteless for pain, Seminole perform feed - low starch feed and Bermuda Hay, 5 years later our Vetrenarian is totally amazed by her overall health, coat appearance and spirt. She is a very friendly, happy and calm demeanoer. Buteless is an amazing product that puts the horse in a pain free state and assist with inflammation herbally... I highly recommend the products I’ve used for over 5 years. “Qupid” runs on his own , walks pain free and is truly the icon of our neighborhood. He is living a pain free life and doing very well. I hope myexperience will help others experiencing dsld or ligament conditions. I created my own regime through erase arch and thus far, 5 years has proven to to be pain free and happy.

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