Importance of Leptin Testing?

p green

Good Day!

  I know Dr. Kellon and the group believe leptin testing is important.  My vet, however, is not convinced, given the positive ACTH test and my horse's physical signs:  crestiness, fat deposits over eyes and in front of shoulders.  May I have the your thoughts on whether or not leptin testing is required for an already-diagnosed PPID horse?  Also, my vet has stated that if I'm concerned about IR, she could prescribe Metformin which would help with IR.  Thoughts?

Thanks so much!

Patti and Fargo

Madison, Wisconsin  --  April 2015


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