Re: Shawnee Labs


Lavinia Fiscaletti
 

Hi Melanie,

Yes, his insulin should be much lower. What is the date of these labs and how soon after pulling him from pasture were they?

Yes, the pasture would likely have been pushing the insulin higher but how much higher than what it already was is an unknown. That is also a high glucose, just barely within normal range. Per the IR calculator, he is severely IR and at high risk for laminitis. See the calculator here:

http://www.freil.com/~mlf/IR/ir.html

That ACTH is also just outside of normal range so depending on when it was run there is either a seasonal influence starting, a PPID influence or both.

The leptin says he's not IR at baseline so that is a good thing. Means diet and/or PPID are the driving forces in the IR.

Lavinia, Dante, George Too and Peanut

Jan 05, RI

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