Crap. I get one IR stabillized and the other falls apart. I have no idea why, but now my 8yo gelding's insulin is 70uU/mL, the highest its ever been. I just dont understand....
I knew something was wrong when he started getting spooky a few days ago. That's always the first sign. Then we went on a trail ride and an hour in he suddenly reverted back to crazytown, seriously deranged behavior he hasn't exhibited in over two years. The other riders were mortified; I was so embarrassed. Hence the blood draw.
I will update his case history so fresh eyes can look at it and check for holes. Briefly, though, he's on 15 lbs/day ODTBC and soaked hay (tiny bit). VItE/flax/salt. Strictly drylotted. Feet are the same as always. I dont know what changed to cause this insulin surge. Is 8yrs old too young for PPID? What do I do, stop the cubes and just feed soaked hay? The max ESC + starch he's getting is in the cubes (the hay was analyzed and is soaked). ARGhhhhh!!!
Please bear with me. I'm just venting....so right now my 21yo PPID/IR mare is the most stable horse I own. Unbelievable!
Kerry in NY