Tying Up2017-12-05T10:53:44+13:00


Tying Up syndrome affects many horses and can be as simple as dietary imbalance – for example too high a grain ratio, or insufficient electrolytes – to complex hormone imbalances, genetic disposition and cellular inter-reactions to minerals like selenium and Vitamin E. The dietary imbalance can be improved with digestion assistance from Digest Rite – the performance variety being suitable for high grain intake typical in racehorses. Electrolytes can assist with tye-up due to dehydration, and often the supplementation of selenium with Vitamin E can reduce the risk of an incident. Good management is needed with a horse that has been prone to tye-up, when not in work all carbohydrate feed must be reduced and grain feed not given. Sudden stopping of work and sudden start up can also be a trigger, mares coming into season and showing this problem can be alleviated with the use of a hormone like regumate on advice from your veterinarian.


Tye-Up Muscle Myopathy

Dr Peter Gillespie. BVSc MACVS. Tye-up or Exertional Myopathies are the terms given to a group of muscular conditions that commonly affect performance horses.. The common assumption that all cases of tye-up are feed [...]