Which Tests for Monty
I'd like to re-test Monty's ACTH, now that it's spring since his last 2 tests were in Aug and Dec of 2014.
ACTH 461 pg/mL (normal range 9-35)
Gulcose 88 (normal 71-113)
Insulin 60.14 uIU/mL (normal 10-40)
Leptin 8.97 ng/mL (normal 1-4)
Dec 2014 on 2mg Prascend:
ACTH 32.5 pg/mL
I will also be testing for Glucose/Insulin/Leptin, since although he did drop about 80 lbs and is perkier since he started Prascend, he still has a big crest, some small fat pads around the tail head and always has a slightly runny nose. I'd like the group's opinion if I should include any other tests during the vet visit.
I remember reading posts that suggest iron overload can drive IR symptoms and I also never included selenium or iodine in hay analysis. Should I be looking at these?
Because of the difficulties of managing my boy from a distance, I discovered on my return that the BO had been letting him go about 8-9 hr at night without anything until breakfast all winter. I've revised the meals to hopefully lessen that time to about 6-7 hr. Also will find out today if he's been getting his salt.
Suggestions anyone? Do I get other tests?
SuzanneM & Monty
Western Colorado — July 2014