Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

[RC] Nutritional deficiencies? - Budler,Cindy - Afrox

Just a question for the vets and nutrition experts out there. Just recently
I have personally become aware of many riders and friends who have either
lost or lost the use of horses that they bought as foals from "bone "
problems. For example sidebone, djd, broken bones , etc. In all cases these
were horses bought as youngsters- 3 to 4 year olds from breeders, horses in
good condition, never been worked hard, in most cases not even backed. All
of these horses either broke legs after beginning light work or have had
intermittent lameness when the work load has been increased. When x-rayed
they show sidebone and chips in fetlock(on sesamoid) . this is becoming a
very worrying "trend" to me and I am thinking twice about buying youngsters
without x-raying all legs and feet first. But , could this be a nutritional
deficiency as babies? They do not come from the same breeder , or same areas
or even same bloodlines so can't find anything common in that. They do not
come from "Show" breeders as such so are not stable bound , all have had
turnout and what we considered a good natural young life. Is this calcium
deficiency, or too much protein or the wrong balance of rations ?

Cindy Budler
Afrox I P Marketing
Ph  : 011 876 1179
Cell : 082 464 1809
Fax : 011 873 5902
E Mail : cindy.budler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

This e-mail message and all attachments contain the CONFIDENTIAL AND
PROPRIETARY information of The Afrox Group and may contain LEGALLY
PRIVILEGED information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are
hereby notified that any disclosure, distribution, or use of this e-mail,
its attachments or any information contained  therein is unauthorised and
prohibited. If you have received this in error, please contact the sender
immediately and delete this e-mail and any attachments.

This e-mail has been scanned for viruses by the WorldCom Internet Managed 
Scanning Service - powered by MessageLabs. For further information visit 

Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net.
Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp
Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://www.endurance.net/ridecamp/logon.asp

Ride Long and Ride Safe!!