‘Tying-Up’ …A Common Problem.
Tying-Up of the muscles: usually of the back legs, can be a problem in performance horses (particularly during early training); in young fillies on high oat diets, or in horses that are worked following a rest day on full racing ration. Horses returning from a spell and put into hard work can also be prone to symptoms of tying-up.
Tying-Up is a complex biochemical change that occurs in muscles, preventing the release of energy and the contraction process.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure…
A preventative program that is very effective in preventing the development of ‘tying-up’ or re-occurrence in performance horses can be summarised as follows:
- Work horse each day, with light work even on rest days.
- Feed Vitalyte electrolyte mixture daily.
- Administer 30g of Anti Tie Up orally, either as a drench or mixed in the
|30g with morning and evening meals for 3 weeks.|