Jennifer - 10/15/2007: Try (if financially possible) to give the mare 1 Adequan shot per month. It'll work within 6 months. I have a Clydesdale mare that was almost completely lame due to severe scratches on all of her legs and artheritis issues in her right hock. I was told to put the horse down but refused to. We cleaned her front legs from the scratches and I put her on Adequan for 8 months. She's doing great, no more lameness issues. If you buy a package of 7 vials it usually costs between $300-$350 but it's worth it and usually cheaper and lower maintenance than the daily joint supplements where you have to worry whether or not they actually eat it. Jen
Anne - 11/03/2006: I was reading in your Diet and Health information a Diet which is Low in Carbohydrates(strach) yet higher in Essential Fats: is best such as Corn Oil; Soy Oil. In the Wild an Ancestral Horse would have eaten heaps of Oil bearing seeds each day; such as Wild Sunflower Seeds; Wild Flax-seeds; Rose-hips(seeds). I would recommend adding a good Oil for Quincy at your recommended dosage of 1-2 cups daily; if not already being added. "Soybean Oil is also high in Vitamin E. In addition; Coconut Oil (in Uclele's Coco-Soya Oil) has a beneficial effect on any Mammel's Thyroid-function; esp. in the older Mares; All Horses could benfit .Apparantly Horses love the flavor of Uclele's Coco-Soya-Oil which is good for finnicky eaters. Rice-Bran Oil is another good Oil Low-Carb Feeds can be purchased also from www.horse.purinamills.com. AnneH usa.