Re: new blood work
Hi, Jennifer -toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Well, the ACTH is looking good! It is a little disappointing about the IR status, though - still, better to be forewarned.
Looks like you are going to have to soak your hay for now, until you can get tested low sugar/low starch hay. Dang. Soak 1 hour in cold water, or 30 minutes in hot, and drain where the horses can't get at it. When I soak, I drain the water into my gardens, and the plants don't seem to mind.
The Purina WellSolve has less than 11% ESC+starch, but the starch can be as high as 5 or 6%; similarly, the TC Lite has about 5% sugar and 4.5% starch. If it were me, I would be tempted to reduce those two feeds to less than 1/2 pound each, just to tempt her to eat her supps. Does she like her rinsed/soaked/rinsed beet pulp? That is always a safe carrier for minerals. The TC Safe Starch Forage is just fine, at 4.3% sugar and 1.8% starch.
Thanks for the link to your case history - makes life much easier!
Hugs to Mill.
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