Metformin


Sharon Manning
 

When is Metformin recommended ? How bad tasting is it and therefore hard to give.
Thanks
Sharon
East Tn
2005


Nancy C
 

Hi Sharon

Metformin has been recommended to get very high insulin down when in an acute laminitic state. Dr Kellon has posted this info in the past:

Metformin:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18482898
This group currently recommends 30 mg/kg twice a day. It often has lost effectiveness over time.
Effects of metformin hydrochloride on blood glucose and insulin responses to oral dextrose in horses.

 

Hope you still have power and the ice is melting.

Nancy C in NH
ECIR Moderator 2003
FACT: Sensory nerves in the foot can be activated via tactile light pressure receptors and can affect vascular perfusion through the foot bringing more comfort to the horse. See RM Bowker, VMD, PhD, Nerves, Nerves, Nerves: Why Are They So Important To The Horse?  2013 NO Laminitis! Proceedings, Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group Inc.

 




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When is Metformin recommended ? How bad tasting is it and therefore hard to give.
Thanks
Sharon
East Tn
2005