My mare loves this product. Have only had her on it 2 weeks, but has helped with her overall well-being, as well as the laminitis. Will continue giving this to her as she was also exhibiting signs of depression. She is back to her bright eyed, let's do something character. Thanks so much.
...but my mare seems more comfortable on the hard frozen ground
I bought a little buckskin paso in June who was very overweight and had a case of laminitis. The previous owner had thrown her into a 20 acre field, along with sweet feed, causing the laminitis. I have never owned an easy keeper before, so the more I researched laminitis due to obesity, the more I freaked out. She had a cresty lump in the middle of her neck, fat pad above the tail head, and her hips/loins were dimpled with fat pockets. The vet said she needed to lose 50-100 lbs. I had seen this product and bought it right away because it guaranteed the horse would not get laminitis while on it. I was worried she could have another episode before I could get the weight off. The vet said it was a good product. I have been working on her weight since I got her. She's worn a grazing muzzle from June through November, and has been on ThyroL since Mid-September. Her neck has gone down and the tail head fat pouch has gone down, but still some there in both areas, and still overall fat. It's going to take time--but she hasn't had a laminitis episode since I got her, so maybe the Heiro works. It's hard to tell, but I keep her on it for the security it gives me.
I attended the Equine Affaire in Massachusetts this year and spoke with Dr. Reilly. He actually spent our time chatting about my pregnant mare's nutrition goals and farrier work than the product. I wasn't sure what to think about Heiro... wasn't willing to commit just yet. I have her on two other products in addition to completely revamping her grain and hay and she was seeing a reconstructive farrier after confirming that she had slight coffin bone rotation in both front feet. To be honest, I was not feeling at all confident she could return to showing let alone any work under saddle at all. I would not say she was comfortable - I would say she was adapting to her situation in spite of the shoeing and the change in diet. It was depressing to see.
I bought a 30 day supply of Heiro because I honestly did not feel anything at this point would help her out. 30 days I felt was commitment enough. She got one scoop at night along with her feed.
Last Wednesday she LEAPT out of her stall and snorted [dragging me with her by the way]...tail flagging... the minute I released her she burst out of the door like I haven't seen in YEARS!! I picked my jaw up off the floor and thought it was a fluke. Until she did it again the day after that and the day after that! While I will be waiting to see the results of her next xrays post foaling this coming May on the status of her coffin bones, I am really encouraged that this HEIRO product has something to do with her change in attitude! For the first time in two years, I am truly hopeful that my mare and I can return to riding and hopefully showing again.... thank you so much!
My precious Patches Lady started limping in spring of 2015. After two rounds of antibiotics she was not getting better. She got so bad the vet' suggested putting her down. Two friends texted me. I soaked her hoof in Whitelightning to get rid of all the bad bactetia and I started her on Heiro. By day three she was walking so much better. By day ten she was gaiting through the padock without any issues. I swear by this stuff. My Vet' couldn't believe it.