Re: Unusual winter coat

Kirsten Rasmussen

Hi Katie, just to clarify, his bloodwork shows he IS insulin resistant.  Its a genetic phenotype and not something that develops or that he will become.  He was born with it and it just becomes more apparent at maturity and harder to manage with age.  Right now his IR is well controlled.  What you will be catching early will be signs that his IR is getting out of control and possibly proceeding towards the danger zone for laminitis.  But by being proactive with testing and his lifestyle management, hopefully he will never have high enough insulin to cause laminitis.

Kirsten and Shaku (IR + PPID) - 2019
Kitimat, BC, Canada
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