WAS: Best Time to Test NOW: Spring
Don't panic. Not yet any way.
Spring can be hard for some IR horses, especially mares. But it's Feb/Mar, not mid-July. I'll stick my neck out and say, like me, your mid-July was likely PPID related.
Take a look at Dr Kellon's proceeding on mares at the link below my signature. I hope she will be doing more at the next conference as well.
There's lots more in the messages archives as well. this has been noted by the group since 2002. :-) If you do an advanced search with drkellon as the author and mares in the message window, you should find lots more discussion.
Gotta run. If you can't find it, I can help again tomorrow.
Breathe and hug your girl.
Nancy C in NH
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---In EquineCushings@..., <kerry.isherwood@...> wrote :
Are there two seasonal rises to worry about with PPID per year? I'm a PPID newbie (since Oct 2014). My mare is(was) also severely IR and has consistently fallen apart each year starting mid-July.
Fascinating! Thanks so much for the explanation. Ill def look into the archives et al. And ill pull my mares bloodwork to see if there was a bump in the insulin last Feb. Very interesting....
Thanks so much!
Kerry in NY