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Re: Dr. Kellon: Should Ike be on Metformin?

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

Unless the hoof has been overly trimmed, the issue isn't the thickness of the sole tissue, it's how close the coffin bone is to the ground - how low it is sitting in the hoof capsule. You can tell the difference on a radiograph by looking at where the extensor process is sitting compared to the coronary band. It should be level or even higher. His is dropped. The solution for this, and it does work, is described here http://hoofrehab.com/DistalDescent.htm . On his 7/11 radiographs there was still too much toe. Need to back that up and leave the rest of the foot alone, except for ramping the heels. Once that is done, he will start to develop concavity which will give him the ground clearance he needs. Sole "depth" = sole tissue thickness + concavity.  By making the feet grow faster, Jiaogulan can speed up the process but only if you don't let the toe get too long again between trims. Measure the toe length and take photos to help you keep track. Learn how to back up the toe yourself.
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Eleanor in PA

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Re: Dr. Kellon: Should Ike be on Metformin?

Julie Thomas
 

Does the Jiaogulan help the soles (depth) grow faster, or just the rest of the hoof?  I'm fine with trimming more often if we're achieving the goal of increasing hoof depth.
He is also taking Rhodiola Rosea.  Will that help with sole depth?  thank you
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- Julie Thomas
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Re: Advice Please- our first laminitic episode

 

On Sun, Aug 9, 2020 at 07:16 AM, Eleanor Kellon, VMD wrote:
you certainly could use TRH stimulation to determine how much suppression your dose of pergolide is providing
Dr Kellon, what would we be looking for to see that effect? Pre- and Post- TRH values fairly close?
 
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Re: Insulin Bloodwork...increasing

Lorna Cane
 

Aha !
The nice woman at Top Shelf sent me some info. I am going to include this anyway,even though you are stopping it,Cheryl.

Protein Sources: Peas,Lysine HCl
Fibre Sources: Dehydrated alfalfa, wheat millrun
Minerals: Limestone,mono dicalcium phosphate, salt, copper sulphate, manganese oxide, manganese sulphate, zinc sulphate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulphate, calcium iodate, cobalt sulphate, selenium yeast, zinc methionine complex, copper lysine complex, cobalt glucoheptonate
Vitamins: A, D3, E H2 (biotin)
Energy Sources: Oil
Additives: Yeast culture
To be fed at 250 g ( ~1 1/3 cups) daily to 1000 pound horse.

Fibre sources are red flags,for sure. 
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Lorna  in Eastern  Ontario
2002
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Re: Dr. Kellon: Should Ike be on Metformin?

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

You have made progress since December but it looks like the collateral grooves at the tip of the frog are still very shallow. Have you measured? You could put a ramp on the heels and be a little more aggressive with backing up the toe. Jiaogulan would make the hooves grow faster but you will have to trim more often.

Hoof Armor may make him less sensitive but it doesn't actually fix anything.
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Eleanor in PA

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EC Owner 2001


Re: Dr. Kellon: Should Ike be on Metformin?

Lavinia Fiscaletti
 

Hi Julie,

Thanks for adding the pix.

Agree that Ike should remain in boots the majority of the time he isn't on a soft, yielding surface as the soles are quite thin. There is some sinking on the rads, so that is part of the the thin sole issue. On the fronts, the toes need to come back a bit more. Heels are somewhat underrun so the back half of the foot isn't providing the needed support. Medio-lateral balance appears OK, no obvious wall flaring. Frogs aren't as robust as they could be, which points to him not landing heel-first regularly. That will also contribute to the thinner soles.

On the hinds, the toes are too far out ahead of him and heels are seriously underrun. Again, he's not getting the support from the back half of the foot as it has been displaced. Frogs are much more robust than on the front feet.

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Re: Insulin Bloodwork...increasing

Cheryl Oickle
 

Sorry cant find the link for Island Horse...not to savvy with technology.  Given the feed back and articling from you all i will at least take her off this supplement immediately and reassess  her blood work and go back to Dr Reeds formula 2
which is obviously a better choice. My hay comes from Washington btw from a supplier that tests...esc 7 starch 0.2

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Cheryl and Jewel
Oct 2018
Port Alberni BC Canada
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Re: Insulin Bloodwork...increasing

Cheryl Oickle
 

I use a gps/tracking device and so dies my partner. We are in the accurate ball park on time and distance. 75 to 100 miles per month is normal from Marc to Oct for sure
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Cheryl and Jewel
Oct 2018
Port Alberni BC Canada
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Re: Insulin Bloodwork...increasing

Lorna Cane
 

Cheryl? Did you mean to include a link? Or something ?

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2002
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Re: Dr. Kellon: Should Ike be on Metformin?

Julie Thomas
 

I have posted current pics of Ike's feet as of 8/8/2020 per Sherry's request.  Please let me know if they don't meet the needs & I'll try again.  His last trim was on 7/27/20; his next trim is scheduled for 8/24 - we are on a regularly scheduled 4-week trim cycle.  Any thoughts/guidance to help get Ike's feet feeling better so we can get him out of boots would be greatly appreciated.  Any trim comments?

FYI - at his appointment on 8/24 my farrier is planning to apply hoof armor.  Any thoughts on this approach?  
Thank you all!
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- Julie Thomas
September 2018, Seabeck, WA
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Re: Insulin Bloodwork...increasing

Lorna Cane
 

Hi Cheryl,

Not Sherry, but I found a post which might interest you,from one of our past members(and a vet),Jaini,who lives in Smithers.
She was chatting with a member from Victoria about some of the possiblilities for her hay.

I can't make the link work to your CH right now,so don't know if you have a hay analysis there,but thought this might help sort through things.
https://ecir.groups.io/g/main/message/193130?p=,,,100,0,0,0::Created,,jaini+MadBarn+IR+supplement,100,2,0,1061460


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Lorna  in Eastern  Ontario
2002
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Re: balancing hay and water

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

Stabul 1 doesn't do any balancing. It's a carrier for your supplements and a calorie source.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


Re: Insulin Bloodwork...increasing

Cheryl Oickle
 

As requested re Island horse. Please critique... feed back helpful from all folks

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Cheryl and Jewel
Oct 2018
Port Alberni BC Canada
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Re: Insulin Bloodwork...increasing

Cheryl Oickle
 

Thanks Sherry..Need any suggestions for a mineral supplement I can buy in Canada that will meet her requirements then.  She will NOT take the Mad Barn Amino Trace at all not to say the cost of 2 buckets that failed her taste test at 65$ each


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Cheryl and Jewel
Oct 2018
Port Alberni BC Canada
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Re: Cornell lab results, nutritional advice

Kandee Rockett
 

Thank you Dr Kellon!  I will definitely do that! I appreciate this valuable advice very much!
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Re: Cornell lab results, nutritional advice

Kandee Rockett
 

Thanks Sherry! I was afraid that would be the case but will do  ASAP.  The vet said .5mg for 2 weeks but I was unsure based on discussions I've read on this group.
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Re: balancing hay and water

Tucker
 

Hi Dr. Kellon,
Does this mean I can discontinue the Stabul 1 too, along with discontinuing the Glycemic EQ and Amino Trace. Thanks!
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Tucker and Indigo
NC, Nov 2018
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Re: Cornell lab results, nutritional advice

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

Kandice,

I would get her up to 1 mg immediately then get her some APF and go up to 2 mg at .5 mg increments 3 days apart. She's a full blown laminitis waiting to happen. Diet alone won't protect her but it doesn't have to be adding to the risk. Put her on 100% coastal, no alfalfa. Increase her cubes or add R/S/R beet pulp if she needs it to hold weight.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


Re: Insulin Bloodwork...increasing

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

 With that level of exercise, I'd definitely recheck insulin at another lab.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


Re: Advice Please- our first laminitic episode

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

I don't think I've ever seen a good discussion of this but you certainly could use TRH stimulation to determine how much suppression your dose of pergolide is providing. The dex suppression test was used that way in the past. It's not reliable this time of year for diagnosis because no one has determined the seasonal ranges but if the goal is to keep good suppression all year you could use it.

I've never heard of a laminitis flare linked to TRH stimulation, probably because the effect is short-lived.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001

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