Re: Current Sinking Founder- 7yr Pony
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