Re: Current Sinking Founder- 7yr Pony


Dr. Kellon,
Metformin in humans can cause non absorption of Vit B12, which is a critical vitamin for various functions of the body, including neurological functions. Vit B12 supplementation is normally Rx along with Metformin.  Is this a possible concern in horses on Metformin?

See under "other medical problems". I bring this up because my sister in law was on Glucophage for a while and Vit B 12 deficiency became a serious problem for her, manifesting itself in uncontrollable hand shaking even when her blood glucose was in a controlled range. Along with other issues, she had to discontinue it.

Dawn Wagstaff and Tipperary   

Saline, MI  2003

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