Jesses first labs from Cornell
Jesses report is decent. ( I need to load to ech8)
His acth is 40.7 ref 9-35
insulin 35.89 ref 10-40
leptin 3.18 ref 1-4
T4 .090 ref 1.0-3.0
Glucose 97 ref 71-113
Hemolysis 5 no ref
Icterus 2 no ref.
Vets initial comments. Because Jesse has been on 1.0 mg of prascend since Jan 02nd, lets keep his does as it is now and revisit at a later time because it is only slightly out of range.
For the T-4, the vet wants me to start Paltech equine thyroid. I told him to call Cornell and order up the full thryroid pane, ( the panel I selected only covers the T-4 but the Cornell vet said we can order a full thyroid panel if the T-4 came back out of range.
If I can get comments on vet's decision to want to keep prascend at 1.0 mg and test next year? And the decision to start with Paletch thyroid, I asked him to call Cornell and order up a full thyroid panel. Will this added info help ? Vet says Jesse is 100 lbs overwt and his calories are not that high. He suspects this is why he has trouble losing the weight: the low T-4 reading
Also, I was thinking, because Jesses back seems to prevent him from being ridden, to move him to a pasture type home with more room to move.. ( His stall is fine now 40x40 with enclosure and shavings but I think I can do better) The vet says that adding pasture is just asking for trouble. Can this horse have any pasture time each day? thanks.
lj friedman san diego nov 2014