Triglyceride testing donkey

beverly meyer

Vet is coming in the morning for non-fasting insulin, glucose and ACTH.  Shouldn't triglycerides be tested fasting?  So 2 trips from vet?

Thanks!  Dr. Kellon suspected hypertriglcerides when he was underfed and with low insulin (4).



Link from Cornell re: testing Triglycerides
And yes to fasting for this test.




EC Primary Response

SD, CA 2007

Eleanor Kellon, VMD

No fasting necessary for the horse.  There is no post prandial (after eating) elevation on an equine diet.  In fact, fasting will elevate them.

Eleanor in PA
EC Co-owner
Feb 2001