Bud is doing well but there is a new wrinkle to his symptom picture. I believe his food sensitivities are under control and, thanks to the daily packets of bluegreen algae, probiotics, and enzymes, Eleviv for stress, KLPP and KAM UF , his digestive tract is healing nicely. When I palpate is abdomen it is soft and his manure is a bit dry but other wise normal. For a horse that had such severe food sensitivities it is exciting to watch him eat even small amounts of hay and grass.
Bud’s appetite seemed to go down a few days ago and this was confusing considering how well he seemed to be digesting. He even showed mild colic symptoms, such as cramping and stomach rumbling. I gave him some pulsatilla, which is a natural homeopathic colic remedy and this helped a lot with the rumbling but his appetite did not improve.
I noticed Bud would go to his food bucket and mouth the food but not eat much. I have worked often on Bud’s face because he seems to get headaches and when I started to do this again I noticed his jaw joint was once again displaced. His TMJ would click when he moved it and realized this was what was slowing his eating.
Once I released his jaw with a Bowen move he immediately went to his bucket and started eating. It hardly seemed fair that just as his stomach was getting better Bud now had to deal with a painful TMJ, which can be really miserable. I realized that not being able to chew his food was contributing to the colic symptoms and by making his food harder to digest.
I repeated the homeopathic remedy, rhus tox, which had helped him with his jaw before and he was much better in the afternoon. I am continuing to massage his jaw daily, give him more antioxidant herbs and treated him with a cold laser on his poll and jaw area. Bud has come so far and he does not need any more setbacks. I have learned so much from him but I am ready for him to be well. Madalyn
I had similar case with a dogs – the TMJ was an offshoot of the stomach in that the teeth that coorespond to the stomach and intestines were bothering the dog – he chewed and held his jaw differently to compromise for the discomfort of those teeth which led to a chain reaction ending in TMJ. It was a direct relation tot he actual stomach issue because of the entire meridian being affected.
Thanks for your comment. All Bud’s problems started with injury to his incisors that I am sure affected his chewing and caused him severe pain. His teeth have been addressed now so I sure hope to get his TMJ OK soon. Madalyn