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I have a rising 3 yo (26-04-2008) WB*TB he had a mild bout of what the vet called laminitis last year (may 2010) He was lame for 3 days and stabled for 4 weeks. He has since been on restricted grazing since and is now foot perfect! He is currently out from 08.30-17.30 and is completly sound on all surfaces (even the gravel/stones onthe way to the field)
He is turned out with 16 geldings and spends lots of the day playing!! He is in a 15 acre field of which the grazing is ok but not great!! (which suits us!!)
My question is what is the best way to manage him?
He currently has his feet trimmed every 6-8 weeks depending how his ffet look. He usually has very little taken off but we di it regularly none the less.
Whith regard to grazing my aim is to if possible get him turned out for 14-16 hours overnight in the summer (so long as he doesnt go footy)
He is going to be backed late this year or next.
He is fed Blue chip lami lite, speedi beet, fast fibre and micronised linseed (as he struggles to keep his condition) He looks very good on this at the moment!
And and all advice regarding lami and management appreciated.
Michelle and Oscar