6 Month Old With Epiphysitis

Dr. Beebe,

My 6 month old APHA colt came up 3-legged lame after jumping a small ditch outside our barn on Sat. The vet came yesterday and did a large variety of tests and x-rays. Her findings indicated epiphysitis on his right rear pastern and an OCD lesion, which she felt was large. This is possibly the nicest colt I’ve gotten from his dam and possibly her last foal as she is getting some age on her. This colt is large and very muscular, and I’ve not been feeding him an extreme amount of protien as he’d been out on pasture with his momma until he was weaned about a month ago. The current treatment consists of stall rest and bute. I feel like this will not be enough. Do you think your product would help him?

Thank you,

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One Response to “6 Month Old With Epiphysitis”

  1. DocBeebe says:


    Absolutely!!! You have a young horse that has problem that can be resolved We have had great success resolving OCD Lesions and physitis . The problem occurs when we feed diets high in carbohydrates which as you are aware is the case in most all horse feeds.

    Feeds consist of Carbohydrates/ Protein/ Fat. If you are feeding a 14% Protein with 6% Fat – this leaves 80% Carbohydrate. If half of this is “good” Carbohydrate ( fiber) we still have 40% of the diet which is “bad’ carbohydrate. What I would like you to do is feed more Fat ( Fat supplement) along with more Oats which are a good Protein source and have lots of Fiber which is” Good” carbohydrate.

    Thanks for your interest in OCD Pellets. Have a great day!!!


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