My 11 year old cob gelding had severe laminitis last year - 12 weeks box rest. He tested negative for Cushing's and EMS but was very overweight. A strict diet brought his weight down from 610kg to 530kg and he is sound and happy.
All his hay is soaked and other than hay, he gets Fast Fibre and Hi-Fi Lite in the mornings, along with a balancer. Due to the terrible weather, our grass just isn't growing and he is turned out in a bare paddock during the day, then stabled at night. He is hacked out five days per week for 1-2 hours at at a time.
I am happy with his weight, which is completely stable on his current feeding regime, but I do feel he is a bit slow and lazy, compared to how he was before the laminitis. The vet is completely happy with him. His coat is healthy, he's wormed and vaccinated, has no behavioural issues and goes well for me.......I just feel he is a bit lacking in energy. I would like to feed him some more energising feeds but am obviously nervous of setting off his laminitis again. Any advice on how to spice him up a bit without risking his health?