It’s been a month since the pelvis fracture and these last few days I’ve seen a noticeable change for the better. Big Guy now moves with a bit of thrust from the left hind instead of just bearing weight and using it as a pivot point in moving around. He seems to be more mobile in his stall.
While I was mucking out this stall yesterday, Hubby gave him some good rubs. He is shedding out and really leaned into it. Hubby climbed up on the gate and leaned over to do his back and if Big Guy had been a dog he would have been rolling over on his back and wagging his tail!
Current supplement additions:
Bute (apple flavored powder) a.m. dosage once every four days in food;
InflammaSaver one scoop a.m. and p.m. in food;
Super Bones, Calcium-Phosphorus balanced, once scoop a.m. and p.m. in food;
Equiopathics Musculo-Skeletal formula on the days he doesn’t receive Bute a.m. and p.m. This product has received a warning from the FDA because of it’s phrasing on it’s packaging, so Southern Ag is discontinuing it and I picked it up for $5.99 a bottle (as opposed to it’s original price of $24.99).
The reality is this is an “alternative” medicine and I don’t know if it works or not. I did investigate the ingredients and they are pretty standard (i.e. Arnica) so I am not overly concerned. Another reality is that he simply can’t stay on the Bute… and if this gives some minor relief then that is something.
Alfalfa a.m. and p.m. 2 flakes (balanced with Phosphorus) provides additional calcium in a “natural” form.
Post-thoughts: Be sure to consult your vet before proceeding with any of the above.