Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Types of Feed for EPSM
So I am confused. I got on the phone and called Paul, the dealer at The Community Feed Store in Westminster, Vermont. Paul used to bring my grain right to my door, but his store stopped carrying Demand a few years ago, so I hadn't called him in awhile. I was impressed that he remembered me and said that he would be happy to come back to us and deliver whenever we need grain! I told him about Thomas' EPSM and he was a little confused about what that is. He said, "Is it like Cushings?" and I had to respond that it's similar, but not the same and more of a muscle metabollic issue. Even though he didn't seem to know the name "EPSM" he did seem to be suggesting the same feed changes as I've been hearing elsewhere. He recommended Poulin Grain's Carb Safe and he told me a representative will be at the Equine Affaire and gave me his name and told me to tell him he had sent me. Now if I can just find their booth at the EA! I'm hoping to gather other information there as well. Who knows, maybe there will be an EPSM Booth!
Thomas was lunged for 20 minutes today and except for the slightly explosive behavior (once each way) he looked good. Still a little off in the left front in trot to the right at the beginning. Hmmm.
He did the trotting poles 10 times each way today with no problem.
Tomorrow Kat is coming to look after the gang while I'm away in Boston for the day. Thursday I'll be at the Equine Affair and I'll try to post about that as I learn all kinds of new stuff (I hope.)