Sunday, 10 August 2014

Topsy's Arthritis And Serrapeptase

Being an older girl, it's not surprising that Topsy has been showing signs of arthritis.  Self selecting has helped a lot but she's stopped choosing to eat a lot of the plants that were helping(!) and we've noticed that she's been getting stiffer...some days were better than others...but we thought we could find another supplement to help.

Faye was reminded of a product called Serrapeptase that had been recommended for her elderly dog by a homeopathic vet some years did some research into it.  Topsy's been trying it for the last 10 days. We've gradually been increasing her to the full starter dosage which she has only been at for the last 3 days.  We thought that we'd video her today on the same circle obstacle that she did in the last Horse Agility course on 21st July so we could compare them.  We're already noticing other improvements too...she's done a few nice pirouettes whilst she's been looking quite sprightly in the field this week, and she's finding it much easier to pick up her feet for them to be picked out.  It's still early days but it'll be interesting to see how she gets on...I thought this might be quite interesting for others with arthritic horses and ponies...Topsy's still looking as beautiful as ever - she still has the highest number of potential photos for next year's calendar!

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