Re: Diagnostic testing for EMS, EC, and hypothyroidism

Eleanor Kellon, VMD

Sometimes you have to pick your battles. Compared to fasting samples (which we don't recommend anyway), the glucose challenge picks up more positives. However, it causes an insulin spike which is going to be higher with the more IR the horse is.  I definitely wouldn't do it if the horse was obviously laminitic. When the IR is controlled there is a smaller, but still real, risk of causing hoof pain.
Eleanor in PA 
EC Owner 2001

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