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Re: Apple as Pergolide carrier

Kathy Thomas
 

Hi, Jean,

I have tried beeti bites. They were a success in the beginning , now she will not eat them. I have half a bag in the feed room.
Maybe I will give them another try. Thanks!


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Kathy 2017 and Donna

Harrowsmith, Ontario

https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Kathy%20and%20Donna


Re: Case History

Deborah Ide
 

Maybe I am not signed in,m(I thought that I was) because clicking on the connection to Tara's CH in my signature does not open her CH and hay analysis. I will make sure that I am signed in and try again.

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Deborah
November 2012
Middle Tennessee
Case History: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Deborah%20and%20Tara


Re: Case History

 

Deborah, what happens if you click on your case history link under your signature?  This one below.  Can you not access it from that?


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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: Blood work and discouraged Insulin remains high

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

Good question about the 4 days! As often happens, the answer is - not sure. Metabolic adaptations in muscle generally persist for about a month after exercise starts but the "glucose hunger" that muscle has after exercise, which does not require insulin, is gone by about 24 hours.  I guess the answer is it might have had an effect but I don't know how much. I can tell you that when IR horses suddenly stop exercise they can become actively laminitic within 2 to 4 weeks.

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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


Re: Horse Now Too Thin

Candice Piraino
 

HI Anne,

Is your case history up to date? His lab results are still not in an ideal range, and this might be part of the issue. Its best if the ACTH numbers are in the low teens for some horses, and your horse's last test results show it in the 40s on 1mg of pergolide. You might need to increase the pergolide, which might bring down his insulin. When was the last time you had bloodwork done? Can you update your case history?

I see the hay analysis you posted- is this the grass hay you are feeding? I agree with Nancy that you need to be feeding more forage first before anything else. You can get a fish scale for fairly cheap and weigh a hay net empty, and then add hay to get the correct measurement of what your horse is eating. 
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Candice Piraino

Primary Response Team

September 2018, Summerfield, FL

Shark's Case History

Shark's Photo Album 

PHCP Barefoot Trimmer @www.arkhavenfarm.com

 


Re: Having difficulty controlling IR in pony

Candice Piraino
 

HI Julia,

I know it must be very frustrating for you!

So I have had great luck, as well as numerous clients of mine, with the ThinLine Muzzle. This muzzle comes in different sizes and my clients who have them have donkeys, ponies and horses that wear it with great success. It is a little pricey, but well worth the money. It always for more airflow, but does restrict grazing. No, I do not receive any compensation for the product, but just have had vast experience in many different types of muzzles. 

Also, it will be in your horse's best interest if they have no access to grass at all- if that is an option for you. If you are in a boarding circumstance, this can be difficult. If your horses are in your backyard, then I highly recommend you look into a track system. It's fabulous and has many benefits! It can be as small or large as you like, and be extravagant as your imagination can come up with. I have been successful rehabbing not only my own metabolic herd, but clients' horses on the track system I created on my farm. It is the best investment I have made hands down.
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Candice Piraino

Primary Response Team

September 2018, Summerfield, FL

Shark's Case History

Shark's Photo Album 

PHCP Barefoot Trimmer @www.arkhavenfarm.com

 


Re: Horse Now Too Thin

anne@...
 

Our rectangle bales are between 34 and 40 pounds each.  He eats about a bale a day.
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Anne Leighty
Freeport, Michigan
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Anne%20and%20Nemo
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=258573


Re: Thyro-L

Candice Piraino
 

HI Rita- yes definitely want to wean slowly, since it does mess with the thyroid some and it can backfire if stopped abruptly. If your vet gives you a little bit of backlash about it, maybe just tell them you want to continue it to get more weight off and then taper down with the new container.I don't think a vet would have issues providing more Thyro-L.
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Candice Piraino

Primary Response Team

September 2018, Summerfield, FL

Shark's Case History

Shark's Photo Album 

PHCP Barefoot Trimmer @www.arkhavenfarm.com

 


Re: Saraphina IR

Candice Piraino
 

HI Cyndi!

I can attest for using both APF and J-herb from my Best horse. BOTH are fabulous in my opinion- so whichever you chose that would be a great benefit for your horse. I used APF on my gelding when he foundered a few years ago, and when he first started pergolide. And I currently have him on jherb now and he has been on j-herb for almost a year consistently. It has a lot of benefits, which is why i continue to feed it daily to him.

Also, I wanted to add that I have personally met and spoken to Philip Himanka, and he is a very nice guy and he is very well educated in podiatry care. If you have the chance to get him to come look at your horse, I would HIGHLY recommend you do so. He could be a great resource for you. If he doesn't get out your way, he could also maybe provide you with another contact to help you with hoofcare.
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Candice Piraino

Primary Response Team

September 2018, Summerfield, FL

Shark's Case History

Shark's Photo Album 

PHCP Barefoot Trimmer @www.arkhavenfarm.com

 


Re: Frog supports

Lavinia Fiscaletti
 

Hi Duane,

Poor boy, sorry he's so uncomfortable. Agree with everything Kirsten, Sherry and Trisha have already said. If he's not comfortable with the frog supports, please get them taken off.

The March 20210 rads showed a trim that was compounding all his foot issues and that those issues had been present since at least May 2016, based on the older rads. Shoes and frog supports don't fix crumbly feet and sinking - diet adjustments and proper trims do.

Sorry, but without current hoof photos, I can't be more specific.

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Lavinia, George Too, Calvin (PPID) and Dinky (PPID/IR)
Nappi, George and Dante Over the Bridge
Jan 05, RI
Moderator ECIR


Re: Apple as Pergolide carrier

Candice Piraino
 

Hi Kathy, Yes its always best to make sure your horse is getting its medicine :) Sometimes we have to choose our battles, am I right?!

I also wanted to let you know that Uckele has these great nugget treats that are in fact LOW in starch and sugar. I have been giving a couple of these with the pergolide capsules I give 2 of my horses with great success. The treats come in 4 different flavors to choose from. I believe you should be able to get them in Canada. Also, Chewy carries them as well (also not sure if you can get deliveries from Chewy in Canada...?). If you buy from Uckele, you can also use your ECIR discount too.

https://uckele.com/horse/ecir-friendly-products/ecir-treats-flavorings.html


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Candice Piraino

Primary Response Team

September 2018, Summerfield, FL

Shark's Case History

Shark's Photo Album 

PHCP Barefoot Trimmer @www.arkhavenfarm.com

 


Re: Frog supports

Candice Piraino
 

Hi Duane,

Just a quick message to tell you that in my experience, crumbly feet are most likely a diet that isn't working for a particular horse. When we see your case history, we can gather more information about the Big Picture and provide you with more customized advice for both you and Monty. Please upload the case history at your earliest convenience so we can get back to you and help you further. In the meantime, I would definitely try to stick with the diet protocol of the emergency diet and see if that helps Monty any.
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Candice Piraino

Primary Response Team

September 2018, Summerfield, FL

Shark's Case History

Shark's Photo Album 

PHCP Barefoot Trimmer @www.arkhavenfarm.com

 


Re: KSU iron panel

Lavinia Fiscaletti
 

OK, thanks, Kathy.

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Lavinia, George Too, Calvin (PPID) and Dinky (PPID/IR)
Nappi, George and Dante Over the Bridge
Jan 05, RI
Moderator ECIR


Re: Case History

Sherry Morse
 

Hi Deborah,

I just checked and you're definitely a member of the CH subgroup so let's start with the obvious - if you click on your current CH link (https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Deborah%20and%20Tara) does that open the webpage with your hay analysis folder and current CH form?

  • IF yes, you should be able to click on the "+New/Upload" button which will then show a drop down where you can pick "Upload File".
  • That will open an upload window where you will be able to navigate to wherever you have the NEW saved file on your device. 
  • Follow the directions to upload the new file
  • Once the new file is uploaded please delete the old form out of the folder to save on storage space.

If you get stuck please let me know exactly where you're stuck so we can sort out what's going on.  The most obvious spot would be if you're not signed into Groups.io but once you sign in you should be able to get to your folder.




Re: Blood work and discouraged Insulin remains high

Cheryl Oickle
 

Thanks for the feedback Dr. Kellon. She actually had 4 days off before bloodwork was drawn. Would that affect the numbers if she is that brittle? Generally speaking she never gets this much time off.
Yes she gets almost that much work all winter barring torrential rain on the wet coast.
Cheryl and Jewel

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Cheryl and Jewel
Oct 2018
Port Alberni BC Canada
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Cheryl%20and%20Jewel
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=81063


Case History

Deborah Ide
 

I have Tara's case history updated and ready to post but I can't seem to access the CH files. Help!
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Deborah
November 2012
Middle Tennessee
Case History: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Deborah%20and%20Tara


Re: Apple as Pergolide carrier

 


I have been using beet-e-bites equi pockets for dosing my pergolide (https://beetebites.com/theshop/).  They are under our 10% rule on sugar + starch.  I have had no problem getting my mare to take her meds.

Jean and Amber (over the bridge)

Nikki and buster

South Carolina

August 2004

NRCPlus 0412; CIR 0813, 1211; NAT 0612

https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Gloria%20and%20Amber


Re: Blood work and discouraged Insulin remains high

Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

Exercise is highly protective although insulin usually goes lower than that. When had she been worked last before the blood was taken? Can you keep up the exercise all winter? As for InsulinWise, our members have not found it useful and the research wasn't very exciting either https://ecir.groups.io/g/main/message/249832?p=,,,20,0,0,0::Created,,insulinwise+%2B+eleanor,20,2,0,29018987 . If you do try it, make sure you understand the details of the money back guarantee and don't wait longer than one container-worth of doses to recheck.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


Re: Frog supports

Trisha DePietro
 

HI Daune, if you follow Sherry's step by step instructions it will work...she did that for me too when I first started....just follow the steps and you should be successful! Hang in there for Monty's sake.....
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Trisha DePietro
Aug 2018
NH
Dolly and Hope's Case Histories
Dolly's Photos 
Hope's Photos 
Primary Responder


Re: Hoof x-rays and photos - Lavinia, help please?

Rita Chavez
 

Renamed them for easier sorting. Thank you, Kirsten!

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Rita C. and Stetson (2001 Tennessee Walking Horse/Gelding, diagnosed IR)
Aiken, South Carolina USA
June 2021

https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=265166 

https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Rita%20C.%20and%20Stetson

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