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Nelly’s Founder recovery

Presentation

This mare has severe laminitis and pressure sores from spending 22 hours a day on the ground. She also had sole abscesses that were very painful. Nelly was under vet care and the pain relief helped for a week or two, then she went down hill. If they could not find a solution, she would have to be put to sleep.  Their vet had heard for my success with helping laminitis horses and gave me a call to see if I could help. I was so happy the vet was happy to go along with my advice and recommendation.

Care

Under the vet’s instruction the mare was taken off the pain relief 3 days before starting the homeopathic remedies. Within 24 hours Nelly showed improvement getting up and shuffling around eating.

As the days went on she continued to improve. A farrier trimmed her feet every  4 weeks.

She went from lying down for 22 hours a day to only 16 hours a day and this reduced over the next few weeks. Her carers applied Ionic silver to her wounds twice a day to help them heal.

With this case we had to change and try a few different combinations to help clear the hoof abscesses and for pain relief till the hooves grew out.

Now 3 months later she is back to normal, only lying down twice a day and happily grazing the rest of the time. Her carers are so happy with the result, as they love her so much.


“Good Morning Belinda, 

Well what progress we have had with Nelly. Thank you for those Pain Eze drops. They worked well for Nelly and gave her a little extra comfort. Nelly is coming along fantastic. She is so mobile now and nearly back to being a normal horse. Her time on her feet has extended out to only lying down twice a day !!!! She no longer feeds and lies down,  she now stands after she feeds 🙂 

Her hooves are growing out well. Steve is trimming them short and we are still 3 months or so away from being fully grown out, but every week we see progress.

 Nelly is still on the skinny side, however she is feeding well and her bowls are normal and she eats her  Maxi soy on its own. I’ve also been giving her Flaxseed oil every second day. 

Her coat is shiny and she is happy. She desperately wants to be out with our other horses but we still feel she is still too weak to be with them. The last thing we need is for her to be picked on. 

All her wounds have cleared up as you can see by the picture.

Thanks again for all your help. We have been talking with our Vet Sandy and keeping her in the loop with Nelly’s progress.”  

Cheers
Steve & Jo – Central QLD