A friend is using a supplement 'Heiro' for her IR Mare and she swears by it. Have you ever heard of it? I found it online and the ingredients are:1) USDA Certified Organic Herbs:
Proprietary herbal blend exclusive to Heiro containing USDA certified 100% organic herbs: Fenugreek, ocean kelp, blue-green spirulina algae, cinnamon, ginger, willow, peppermint, milk thistle, alfalfa. No fillers, no artificial colors or preservatives. All natural, great tasting blend.
2) Vitamin E Concentrate 128,190 IU/Ib
3) Magnesium Oxide Mineral 6,360ppm
My mare has done pretty well for a year now with no lameness although we are still growing out one hoof where the hoof wall separated and she has been on front shoes with a pad on the wall separation. I don't think the wall separation was actually from an episode of laminitis, but rather an over-reaction by vet and farrier and a farrier that put such an extreme angle and long toe on her, the wall couldn't do anything but separate. I finally trusted knowing my horse and stopped seeing the farrier, switched to someone who is reasonable and we are working her back nicely. She still has the cresty neck and some fat deposits over the tail area, but not as bad and has slimmed down some more. Her weight is 1026 and not quite 15.2. I haven't had her glucose checked in quite some time. She is on Wellsolve LS for feed (1.5 lbs/day) with pack of Essentials, CQ10 tablet, immusun tablet, and scoop of chia seeds. She lost some more weight when we started the chia seeds. I was just wondering if this sort of supplement might be helpful to keep things in check, - or just keep going like we are.