Re: Arizona 7 year old laminitic mare due in March
Eleanor Kellon, VMD
As a young QH, it's highly unlikely she is IR at baseline but pregnancy induces a degree of IR in all mares and causes a high laminitis risk. The Total Equine Low NSC still isn't low enough for laminitis and both products are alfalfa based which aggravates some laminitics.
Blood work now won't tell you about her nonpregnant state but you still need to know if she is dealing with an insulin issue. I would also strongly recommend radiographs and please get photos of her feet posted ASAP (instructions in the Wiki).
Eleanor in PA