Thank you for your explanation about using the glucose and insulin test numbers. I've been following the discussion and that helped. I currently suspect my that two "newish" horses may have metabolic issues. Awaiting results now of hay tests and" bloodwork for glucose and insulin assessment.
I have a math question that I'm somewhat embarrassed about: In this statement "If you use the G/I ratio, a normal ratio is 10:1 or higher. Anything lower is EMS/IR". What does "higher" mean here....glucose higher or insulin higher? What does "lower" mean? Glucose lower or insulin lower? Could you please give numeric examples of what a "higher" ratio would look like and what a "lower " ratio would look like. That is, for a "higher" ratio which number would be higher, the 10 or the 1? And what combination of numbers would constitute a lower ratio?
Thanks a bunch. It's been a while since I navigated these waters, and math sort of short circuits my brain.
Sara Gooch, 2011