Re: Why an IR horse shouldn't have shoes on?

Kirsten Rasmussen

Hi Linda,

A few more comments:

An insulin of 41 is in the sub-clinical laminitis range.  She likely has stretched lamina/whiteline, but we'd have yo see hoof photos to know.

Although stumbling can have lots of causes, long toes is a pretty common one.  I'd check that first.

IR is horses is more similar to pre-diabetes in humans.   Very few IR/EMS horses progress to actual diabetes, which is elevated blood sugar (glucose). 

Kirsten and Shaku (IR + PPID) - 2019
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