Re: Taurine

Lesley Bludworth

Thank you everyone.
Yes, metformin ground up in MOM and mouth rinsed, the rinsing is her favorite part.
I think she feels lousy overall due to her feet hurting.
I don't know how well her insulin is controlled; vet comes tomorrow!
She won't eat the soaked tc timothy balance cubes
unless I mix in mt sunrise timothy pellets in with them.
Last night was the first time she ate the full ration of a 1/2 scoop each.
She is nibbling soaked hay.

From: <> on behalf of Jensmccabe <jennifersmccabe@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2022 5:26:14 AM
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Subject: Re: [ECIR] Taurine

Hey Lesley, 

My gelding Odin with EMS is a notoriously picky eater with a history of ulcers and colitis. 

When I started him on Metformin he was feeling poorly (reaction to Exceed antiobiotic and his insulin wasn’t very well controlled yet). I tried syringing with milk of magnesia as recommended and he hated it. 

We started him on doxycycline, started his ulcer meds, increased his Prascend, waited about 6 days, and then I tried again, grinding the Metformin very fine and mixing it in with the Stabul 1 banana flavor pellets, some salt, and plenty of water.

Now he’s happily slurping that mix down and the med is getting in. 

I think he wasn’t doing well with the attempt to administer Metformin at first because he was feeling poorly overall; I’ve heard Dr. Kellond mention that that can often put them off feed/meds. 

Not sure if that helps for you or not but maybe check the other levels for your horse, tweak anything if needed then try the Metformin in feed/water?

Good luck! It can be such a challenge to figure out what works for them! 
Jen McCabe
Laytonsville, Maryland 
Joined 2022
+ Odin (2010 BLM Mustang Gelding - IR, dx 2022), Bella (2008 BLM Mustang Mare - PPID/Cushings dx 2000) + Fiki (2015 Arabian, ok so far!)
Odin and Bella Case Histories

Lesley Bludworth 
Phoenix, AZ
Sophie Case History 7/2022

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