Tie One On Day 2022 is on Saturday, November 26, 2022: 3 Day Eventers: Steps to take to prevent a horse from tying up?

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3 Day Eventers: Steps to take to prevent a horse from tying up?

Because the exact cause of tying-up is not fully understood, a wide range of treatments and preventative measures is often recommended. However, the following management and dietary program seems to be effective in preventing the problem in about 90% of susceptible horses.

General management guidelines

# Always match the level of exercise to the grain intake. Ensure the horse is warmed up and fit enough for the intensity of the exercise proposed, and do not work an unfit horse too hard or too fast early in training.

# If the horse is to be given a light work day, the grain should be cut back to one-third on the night before the rest day to match the energy intake to the workload. If a horse is sick or lame, or not worked due to wet weather or when travelled over long distances, the grain must be cut out at the next meal on that particular day, and not reintroduced until the horse is able to recommence its regular exercise program.

# Nervy horses with a history of tying-up during competition should be worked each day without a rest day, and measures should be taken to reduce their nervous disposition. Although it is common practice to give the horse a rest day after hard competition or traveling, horses prone to tying-up that are largely confined to stables should be lunged, ridden or turned out into a yard or paddock to give them a chance to exercise during the rest day.

# Where a horse is travelled over long distances, provide dampened Lucerne hay as a snack during the trip. During long journeys there is no need to provide a grain-based hard feed, as the horse is not exercising. During hot weather give a rehydration drink, such as Recharge over the tongue or mixed in the water as a drink before and after travelling (N.B. not on the confines of the racetrack).

# Always warm up at the trot for 10 minutes during cold weather before pace work, or a hard training session. Warm down at the trot for 3 – 4 minutes after hard exercise.

Feeding management

# Reduce Oats – if a horse has a tendency to tie-up when fed oats, it is best to reduce the oats by at least half and replace with either cracked corn, steam rolled barley, stabilized rice bran or polyunsaturated cooking oil, introduced gradually over 7 – 10 days, as an alternative energy source. Feeding oils for energy is useful in very nervy horses, as they tend to quieten down on oil-based rations.

# Settle Nervy Temperaments – a daily supplement of a Vitamin B1/Magnesium supplement e.g. Karma may help settle down nervy, excitable fillies and other horses.

# Replace Electrolytes – daily provision of an electrolyte replacer to heavily sweating horses, nervy horses, or those travelling long distances. Humidimix replaces sodium, chloride and potassium lost in sweat and avoids the risk of alkalosis in heavily sweating horses.

# Muscle Buffers – clinical evidence suggests that the administration of 30 – 60ml of Neutradex, which contains citrate salt, in the feed daily, or 50ml over the tongue after fast work, is helpful in preventing tying-up in some horses.

# Add calcium – ensure horses on a grain-based ration are provided with a calcium supplement e.g. Cal-Plus. This balances the Calcium: Phosphorous ratio, reduces the incidence of bone conditions, and may also be beneficial in reducing the incidence of tying-up particularly in heavily sweating horses.

# Vitamin E and/or Selenium – Supplements of 1,000iu Vitamin E (e.g. 1 scoop White E) and 0.5gm Selenium per day (e.g. ½ scoop Feramo-H), or a combined antioxidant supplement (e.g. 1 scoop White-E with Selenium daily), may also reduce the incidence of tying-up in problem horses. If polyunsaturated oil is added to the ration to replace oats as an energy source, add an extra 500iu Vitamin E daily per cupful of oil (1/2 scoop White-E).

# New Drugs – drugs such as pyruvate dehydrogenase, sodium dantrolene and sodium phenytoin have been used to reduce the incidence of tying-up in problem horses but no drug is 100% effective and most of these have to be given continuously up to competition for best effect, and all can be detected in urine samples if horses are swabbed prior to or following competition. Consult your vet for advice.

# Management of horses with PSSM – remove grain, sweet feed and molasses from the diet. Feed a good quality grass hay, a balanced vitamin and mineral supplement, extra Vitamin E and Selenium, and a fat supplement such as stabilized rice bran or vegetable oil if weight gain or extra energy is required. These horses should also be housed in a paddock rather than a stable, as confinement for more than 12 hours per day increases their risk of tying-up

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You could try using a supplement called Sel-Plus. It is an antioxidant feed supplement for performance horses. It contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids, and may aid in the prevention of muscular soreness, tying up & poor fertility.

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