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When to retest insulin?

Sharon Stokesbary
 

How much time is needed on soaked hay before retesting insulin? My vet thought 6 to 8 weeks. Is waiting that long going to make a difference? Rose's insulin was >200 on her initial screening on 9% sugar/starch and no pasture. 

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Sharon S (2009)
Corvallis MT
Rose Case History: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Sharon%20and%20Rose
Rose Photos: https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=266006&p=Created,,,20,2,0,0


Re: Saraphina IR

Lavinia Fiscaletti
 
Edited

Hi Cyndi,

I corrected the dates and views on the rads in Saraphina's album. I also added the most recent rad of the RF.

When the vet provides copies of the rads from tomorrow, please ask if they can provide ones without any mark-ups on them. That way, it makes it easier to show what the trim needs to do without trying to work around a lot of text, lines and numbers that are already on the images. It would be helpful if the coronary bands could be marked, along with the tip of the frog. Have read here for more of an explanation:

https://ecir.groups.io/g/main/wiki/1571

Hang in there, although the trim needs a lot of work, it is fixable.

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


Re: Blood work and discouraged Insulin remains high

Cheryl Oickle
 

Thanks again Dr. Kellon. I am actually going to pay the price and have her insulin redrawn at the end of the month.  .....stay tuned.
Cheryl

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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


Re: Case History

 

Deborah,
The messages you’re sending in this thread are being sent from the account which is different from the case history one.  I think this needs to get straightened out before it gets more complicated but I’m not sure the best way to do it.  It may depend on how many posts you’ve made from each account.
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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: Apple as Pergolide carrier

Stacey Smith-Bohn
 

Since I use Prascend, I don't know how large the pergolide is, but when my old mare stopped taking the Prascend out of my hand I started sticking it in a large strawberry.  It worked like a charm for her.  I believe that in general berries are better choice for diabetic people than many other fruits so I assumed that it may be better for an IR horse than an apple???  The nice thing about strawberries is that it holds the pill inside very nicely and if she ate the berry I was confident she also ate her pills.
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Stacey Smith-Bohn, New Jersey, 2021
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Stacey%20and%20Terry
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=261301


Re: Case History

 
Edited

Hmm.  It seems as though you registered into the Case History subgroup using this email address

 
but you belong to the main group with two different email addresses

the above one as well as    
deborah_ide@...

I’m wondering if perhaps you are using the wrong one to log into the subgroup?

I did a fair amount of cutting and pasting here and my text changed character once I did that.  I have no idea how this will post. 
--
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: Saraphina IR

CYNDI CARLSON
 

Hi thank you Cindy,
I was just looking for his info. I sent him a message,praying he gets back with as I am getting rads tomorrow.
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Cyndi Carlson in Colorado 2021


Too Thin and Weepy Eyes

Stacey Smith-Bohn
 

Since foundering in February we have come a long way with the support of this group.  Last week we had the vet and farrier out for trim,  X-rays and blood work.  Both the vet and farrier were very positive about how Terry looks and moves.  He is turned out on a dry lot  a good part of the day and continues to wear his Clouds when outside of his stall because the ground is hard and his soles are still on the thin side but improving. He moves beautifully and is comfortable and sound, but not ready to be put to work just yet. 

The vet's concern is that Terry is still on the thin  side with ribs visible and hips still a bit pronounced, and winter just around the corner.  I have gradually increased his hay (soaked 1st cut Timothy) up to 22 lbs. a day with no change in appearance but a happier horse the extra hay.  I recently read on here that increasing protein could help him put some weight on and before this founder/laminitis he was of Purina Enrich Plus which about 3 years ago was increased to 6 cups a day to improve his topline, so the protein did help in that instance.  If I wanted to try to increase his protein what would be a safe choice and manor to do so?  I hope to have the results of his latest ACTH and Insulin/Glucose very soon.

Also, this time of year Terry gets weepy eyed (which also started about 3 years ago) and my prior vet told me to give him 10 Zyrtec (Cetirizine) twice a day.  Is this drug safe to use for PPID/IR horse?

Thanks in advance for you help.
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Stacey Smith-Bohn, New Jersey, 2021
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Stacey%20and%20Terry
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=261301


Magnesium

Jennifer Green
 

Is there a safe magnesium supplement I can feed my boy? I had heard magrestore was good but wanted to check. 
--
J.Green 
MA, USA
2021
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Fergus%20Case%20History
CaseHistory@ECIR.groups.io | Album


Re: Case History

Deborah Ide
 

OK, I am signed in. I see that I was signed in before but I tried logging out and back in again and I still cannot access the CH. I do not see anywhere showing that I am a member of the Case History group although I have updated her CH a number of times. I can get to the

CaseHistory@ECIR.groups.io page but no farther.





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


Re: Saraphina IR

CYNDI CARLSON
 

Hi Candice,
Thank you for your advise.I ordered the J-herb from my best horse.I just started pergolide yesterday.I am getting ready to contact PhilipHimanka.I am getting rads tomorrow can’t wait cause she can’t walk. I wish I could get this moving faster for my girl but we’re getting there.I also will get all my hoof pics at that time.


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Cyndi Carlson in Colorado 2021
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Cyndi%20and%20Saraphina ( https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Cyndi%20and%20Saraphina )

https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=266150 ( https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=266150 )


Re: Apple as Pergolide carrier

Kathy Thomas
 

Hi, Candice,

It is hard to get Uckele products on Canada. Also, there is still the Covid issue.
Not sure about Chewy. I have my doubts, but I will look into it. Thanks!


--
Kathy 2017 and Donna

Harrowsmith, Ontario

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


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!


--
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.

--
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. 
--

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.
--

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.
--

Candice Piraino

Primary Response Team

September 2018, Summerfield, FL

Shark's Case History

Shark's Photo Album 

PHCP Barefoot Trimmer @www.arkhavenfarm.com

 

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