NoMetSyn, Vitex and Formula4 Feet help maintain the health of a childs pony

(Equi Life has edited this wonderful testimonial severely in order to avoid making medicinal claims)

In June 2009 we bought a twenty three year old Welsh section A pony for our daughter to start to learn to ride.

Fergie had a cresty neck, so needless to say I didn’t take any liberties with her for fear of her getting ...........

In Dec 2009 she went down with ........... in cold snowy weather. We blood tested her, my vet said that she had got ............. We kept her shut up and gave her ............. and pain killers/anti inflammatories.

By Feb 2010, still shut in, we really weren’t getting on top of the ............., she was having bouts of it about every three weeks. We doubled up the drug and blood tested her again only to find her ................. had gone up to 330.She was diagnosed as ....... ........., so she was prescribed ........., which is used for ......................................................................

Still in her box she was just getting much worse and gaining weight. We even had a period of about ten days of her looking extremely ........... first thing in the morning and walking around her box easily by late afternoon. Needless to say after taking more blood we were still in trouble. Despite the .............. her ........ levels had rocketed up to 873. We were absolutely stuffed, I couldn’t move her out of her box to help her metabolism because of the ............., we really needed to find the right button to press to bring the levels down to stop it.

I had seen an article in a magazine that mentioned ......... I spoke to my vet about it and she duly got in touch with Mr Eustace, we really had nothing to lose.

He advised us to try the ....... and ........ for her ............. and Formula4 Feet to help her as much as we could.

About seven days into everything she started ‘ head tossing’ and having a roll followed by a buck! The change in her was so obvious after all the months of her stuck in her box looking half dead. We blood tested her five weeks into everything and incredibly her ....... ...... had gone down to 48.7.

We had X-rayed her feet and found there to be mild pedal bone rotation. My farrier, Jim Hayter, had been pulling her toes right back to correct her Hoof Pastern Axis but to enable us to get her turned out we wanted to give her a bit of support and get her soles off the floor so we decided to glue on some aluminium shoes. This worked really well and we have carried on doing this so as not to rock the boat. She was finally turned out on the 15th May 2010 and we started working her gently a month later.

Two years on we still have a sound, slimmer pony that has enjoyed some Pony Club outings this winter.

We have kept her on everything, combined with regular exercise and careful management. Long may it last

14/06/2013

Hi Sue, hope you are well, haven’t spoken for a year (lucky you!!) All well with dearest Fergie. Thought you might like to see these photo’s. Ellie and Fergie went to their first ever show on Sunday. Ellie was 2nd in the lead rein best rider and Fergs won the veterans then went into the championship to be joint champion with the winner of the hunter class ! A great day was had by all. I have told Ellie not to expect to get all these rosettes and trophies at every outing but we may as well milk it as you don’t get days like that very often!! Fergie’s weight has remained pretty stable, girth about 141 cms and length about 136 cms, and Jim is very pleased with her feet. She is very slim but I think she looks pretty good. The other photos were taken in February. She had the most amazing dapples up her shoulder and neck . Hope all ok with you and maybe catch up soon. Best wishes Jane,Ellie and Fergie.

Fergie before

Fergie after

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