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Blood tests of pony with cushings

marketa.koehnleinova@...
 

Hi! Could anyone help me identify why any some of the rates are raised? These are blood test results of a 25 year old pony with cushings. He's on half a pill of pergolide from prascend.

Thanks a lot for any help. -Markéta Köhnleinová
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Markéta, Czech Republic, 2020


Free ACTH test - is it worthwhile this time of year?

Portagecreek
 

This is for my 16 year old mare that I have not discussed before, she qualified for the free testing but Tane did not as he has other symptoms. I do suspect PPID with Paisley based on some symptoms - slow to shed and pot belly. We got good results with CTB in shedding

My question is: would it be worthwhile to test during the seasonal rise period? 
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Natalie

New Brunswick, Canada

2019

Case History: Tane's case history

Photos: Tane's photos


Re: Success syringing metformin

Amadadelsol@...
 

Thank you to everyone for their helpful comments. A year or so ago, freshly ground flaxseed (organic golden, freshly ground from ND Flax) was part of her normal diet. One day she just stopped eating it. She wouldn't eat any of her food if it was in there. I will try again by buying a new unground, organic bag at at the heath food store and give it a go in a small amount. 

Also, with regard to the oil mixed in with Metformin powder: I add the contents of the suggested vitamin e capsules which does seem to lubricate the syringe and the mixture overall but not much. The Metformin overpowers it a bit as we are doing 16 per syringe. 

Today the vet comes for insulin blood draw and mouth check for ulcers. Keeping fingers crossed that the news is good and we can start lowering dose of Metformin. 🤞🏽
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Pat and Frigga
Monkton, VT
2020
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=252741  

https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Pat%20and%20Frigga


Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

 

You have a huge heart ❤ for your horse.  May there be fair winds and good outcomes tomorrow.

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Gail Russell 8/30/2008

 

 https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Gail%20and%20Brother%20-%20Odin%20-%20Decaffe%20%20-Gunthar .


Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

gypsylassie
 

Oh Allison, what a long and courageous day you've both had.   That is a very long drive for even experienced trailer drivers.  I'm sure he knows how much you love him and how much you've done for him during this long ordeal.   Hopefully, tomorrow will be a success and he can feel better.   You have done everything in your power all the way thru this.   It sounds like you have him at the very best place.  I'm sure everyone here will be thinking of you both, thru the night and tomorrow.   
I'm still having a hard time getting to bed since my husband passed and am usually up pretty late.   Chappie will probably get his late night hay around 2am, and I'm often up for a couple of hours after that, if you want to email, text or talk please feel free.  I'll keep you both in my prayers.   Laura Knie 815-440-3389   lcknie@...
Laura K Chappie & Beau over the bridge
2011 N IL




Re: APF Primer for Newbies

 

I used Adapta-fuel 4+ times a day for several days when the most recent wildfire was about 4-5 miles away. The many stressors in that situation make it hard to be effective while preparing to evacuate your horses. I would use it again, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Obviously I hope no one needs to use it.
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Cass, Sonoma Co., CA 2012
ECIR Group Moderator
Cayuse and Diamond Case History Folder                
Cayuse Photos                Diamond Photos 


Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Allison
 

We made it to the hospital. 10 hours on the trailer and he was such a champ though it all. And then all of a sudden  it was time to leave him there not knowing if I will ever see him again and for some stupid reason I was not prepared for that goodbye 😢 he goes under the knife tomorrow morning at 830. But I have tried all I could, I have poured out every last drop of me. I drove a horse trailer by myself for 10 hours today and I've never even driven a travel trailer before. I only wish he could truly understand how much I love him. Hopefully I will have a happy update tomorrow. 
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Allison in Ontario 2020

Case History: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Allison%20and%20Sonseeahray
Photo Album:
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=254641


Re: APF Primer for Newbies

gypsylassie
 

I believe Adapta-Fuel is the same formula as APF Pro.  Adapta-Fuel is marketed as Auburn Labs' human product. 
Chappie has always liked  APF and eats it with a small "bucket" meal of softened ODTBCs and Stabul 1.  Beau liked it too.  
Laura K Chappie & Beau over the bridge
2011 N IL


Re: APF Primer for Newbies

Maureen Dunn
 

I found the best prices at this site: https://www.thrivingpets.com/catalog/product/view/id/3344/s/apf-advanced-protection-formula/

If you choose "auto ship", you'll save an additional 20% on your first shipment. 


Update on Vinnie

Nancy & Vinnie & Summer
 

Hi all, I just wanted to share a latest picture of Vinnie. By following all the guidance and diet guidelines Dr Kellon and you all have shared in this group Vinnie looks the least metabolic he has in almost 18 months.

We are still dealing with a bit of the veil trying to get Vinnien p to the 0.5 dose of pergolide, but I keep the faith we will get there.

His left front is soooooo close. We are still in a boot with some tenderness where there is bone proliferation on the medial side but he is able to trot ans canter a bit at his will.  Today he was a bit of a dragon and decided to drag me a bit on our walk so in the round pen he went.  

As someone wise once said, "It isn't about the destination, it is all about the journey. You all have been a beacon of hope for us in our journey to wellness and comfort and hopefully soundness.

I will post my latest rads, but the latest side image is in my folder now:)

Thanks!!
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Nancy and Vinnie and Summer
Oakley, Ca
Joined Nov 2018
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Nancy%20and%20Vinnie 
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=245855

Summer
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Nancy%20and%20Vinnie/Summer 
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=249104


Re: APF Primer for Newbies

LJ Friedman
 

The pricing are exactly the same. I guess I could contact them. I will
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LJ Friedman  Nov 2014 Vista,   Northern  San Diego, CA

Jesse and majestic ‘s Case History 
Jesse's Photos

 


Re: APF Primer for Newbies

Lorna Cane
 

It's made by Auburn Labs, LJ . Auburn makes APF, as you know.
Why not contact them?
No time right now, but I'm interested in finding out price, just for comparison with APF.

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Lorna  in Eastern  Ontario
2002
Check out FAQ : https://www.ecirhorse.org/FAQ.php


Re: chickens in horse hay/ chance for salmonella with my IR horse

Daisy Shepherd
 

thank you martha.  our barn is a shed row of 4 covers and runs so very open with hay stored at the far end.  owners have 18 chickens that  roam free part of the day  so i hope for the best . i do hand rake my horse area daily while horse is out for his 6+ hours daily, they seem to love his hay piles. so far he stays well. daisy and tiko
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Daisy, Tiko and Whisper
CO, April 2019
Case History:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Daisy%20and%20Tiko 
Photo Album: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=90099&p=Name,,,20,2,0,0


Re: APF Primer for Newbies

LJ Friedman
 

Woman in my town that works the horse shows is selling this product. She says it’s the same as the horse product. I didn’t buy it but I wanted to know thoughts?
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Re: APF Primer for Newbies

 

I’ve never tried that, Lynn.  Logo loved it but every other horse I’ve given it to seemed to find it offensive.  It’s important and expensive enough that I found it easier just to squirt it in the mouth and be done with it.
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Martha in Vermont
ECIR Group Primary Response
July 2012 
 
Logo (dec. 7/20/19), Tobit(EC) and Pumpkin, Handy and Silver (EC/IR)

Martha and Logo


 
 


Re: APF Primer for Newbies

lynnc66
 

Hi Lida,

Thank you for posting this, as I'm planning to start 2 mini horses on APF soon, and this thread has been very helpful.

A question for those with experience giving the APF -- I'm wondering if anyone gives it in a carrier, rather than syringing it orally?
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Many thanks,

Lynn Cox
Kern County, CA

May, 2007 

Bella Case History   https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Lynn%20and%20Bella
Photos, Bella, Destiny, Zoe, Pip   https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=247665  





Re: Success syringing metformin

 

In keeping with Kristen’s tips, I also make whatever I need to administer into a paste.  I cut the top off a syringe, leaving a small lip around the edge and pack the paste in at that end.  I hate trying to suck up a suspension through a tip because invariably something will plug up the works.  I hadn’t thought about using olive oil but I find that if you don’t remove the plunger to clean it, the syringe will last much longer than otherwise.  Probably not as long as the silicone O-ring model, but I wouldn’t want to hack the top off of one of those.
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Martha in Vermont
ECIR Group Primary Response
July 2012 
 
Logo (dec. 7/20/19), Tobit(EC) and Pumpkin, Handy and Silver (EC/IR)

Martha and Logo


 
 


Re: Riosa needs help looking forward feedback

hdavis
 

Awesome!  Thanks so much and that was what I wanted to know.  I dont plan on hauling her but if I need to now I know.  Since she is not lame I should be able to start doing some ground work with her as long as no turns and what not and tight circles correct.  Want to start driving her or long lining her a bit, as well as doing on our hikes.


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Heather
August 5, 2017, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Riosa 
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Heather%20and%20Riosa

https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=8819 


Storm

Case History


 




Re: Success syringing metformin

kguest@...
 

I use a similar process with small differences so my experience might also be helpful:
1. buy that cheap coffee grinder!
2. I mix the powder with a small amount of olive oil and then add water to make a paste that is easy to syringe; this makes an amount of paste that is easy to give in a single dose (the oil is one of the suggestions I got from this list and it works really well)
3. originally I added peppermint extract to make it more palatable, but have found this is no longer necessary
4. the olive oil in the mixture seems to make the disposable plastic dosing syringes last a lot longer by keeping the rubber parts in good shape (like, months--I tend to lose them before they give up the ghost)
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Kristen and Jasper, Prince George BC
December 2016
Case History: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Kristen%20and%20Jasper .
Jasper Photos: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=3346 .


Re: Higher than 10% NSC survey by Dr. Kellon

Judy and Bugsy
 

Great. Thanks Lavinia!
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Judy and Bugsy

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Feb. 25, 2020

https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Judy%20and%20Bugsy
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=243358

 



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