Re: Talking to the vet about Karo test

Kirsten Rasmussen

Hi Olivia,

My suggestion is to say you understand what she is saying and respect her opinion but you're just not conformable giving your horse Karo Syrup again because of her reaction last year, and that's that.  The reason you are asking for non fasting baseline insulin is not to diagnose your horse with EMS/IR, which is what your vet is proposing, but to see where her insulin is on her normal everyday diet so you can determine how well she is tolerating her diet, or whether you need to find a lower sugar hay or make some more changes.  Since high insulin is the cause of endocrinopathic laminitis you need to know how high insulin is on her everyday diet, not under fasted sugar-challenged conditions. 

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