Re: Blood re-test

Candice Piraino

Hi Michelle!

Sometimes metformin won't work for a horse at all, but as Kirsten already made note- that low dosage won't be very effective. Do you think your vet would be open to joining ECIR or take a look at some material discussing the preferred dosage?

Here is a study you may want to discuss with your vet and test the waters to increase the dose, since providing Metformin is a temporary band aide to reduce numbers:

ALSO- can you locate a livery yard without grass or a track system by you for your horse? I think more movement would be more beneficial for your pony in a herd setting if its possible.

Candice Piraino

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