I have a 7 month old Arabian filly who was just diagnosed with OCD in both stifles. The lesions are small, no chips or fragments were seen on the x-rays, and they are on a non-weight bearing area of her stiffles. Surgery is not really an option for me at this time since I was laid off from my job last month. She has been on stall rest for the last 3 weeks, since initially she was diagnosed with a twisted fetlock. Once that healed and she was still off, we started looking for where the lameness was coming from. She does have mild effusion in both stifles as well. She was started on OCD pellets the next day. Vet recommended stall rest with daily turn out in a small area to help keep her mental health good. She has been on Triple Crown Senior Feed since going to the trainers in February – prior to that she was creep feeding Purina Senior Feed. She has also been on Platinum Performance since pre-conception. I am bringing her home next week and would like to know!
What do you recommend as a feeding program for an 8 month old with OCD? I have read conflicting views on protein amounts/ nutrition requirements for babies with OCD. Thank you for any help you can provide! Also, am curious, as I have also read conflicting reports: is OCD a genetic disorder? This filly’s full brother had no problems and is sound, but I do know several other foals by her sire which have had OCD problems.
Thank you again!
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