Urine testing and grazing muzzle


Patti SoCal 2020
 

 We are on day 8 of Invokana with my EMS/IR/PPID horse. He is walking normally for which I am very grateful! I have two questions:
 
1. When I test his urine, am I looking for the glucose to be at the darkest brown on the test strip?

2.  If he continues to do well, I’ll begin to hand walk him. He will need a muzzle since there is grass along the road  we walk. I have never used a muzzle before. Are there any you recommend?
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Patti
SoCal 2020                                                 
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Patti%20and%20Sunny


Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

Patti,

We've had conflicting reports on the glucose reading, I think because some people are waiting 2 minutes and others 30 seconds. Bottom line is that normally there is no glucose in the urine so if you are getting a positive that's an indication the drug is working.

The Best Friends muzzle completely plugged is a good choice. There are also muzzles that are wire with fine holes which will work for this too. https://www.jacksmfg.com/Wire-Muzzle,495.html
--
Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


Gilly Edwards
 

I use tough 1 easy breathe muzzle.  They have nice big holes for their nostrils!
--
Gilly 
VA
2020


Patti SoCal 2020
 

Thanks so much, Dr. Kellon. Yes, After reading the instructions for the test strips, i was confused as to what I was looking for 🤪
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Patti
SoCal 2020                                                 
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Patti%20and%20Sunny


riggslippert@...
 


riggslippert@...
 

Hi Patti,

For my hand walks, I use this muzzle:

https://www.munch-n-done.com/

It is lighter than a muzzle intended for turn out, only used when Cadet is under supervision.  It has been quite durable for me and less likely to hurt if he swings his head and inadvertently bops me.

Good luck!
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Aunna
October 2018
Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Cadet Case History:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Aunna%20and%20Cadet
Ruger Case History:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Aunna%20and%20Ruger

Cadet Photo Album:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=84102




Patti SoCal 2020
 

Thanks, Aunna, this might work well for me since I only need it when I am hand walking him.  But down the road if he’s rideable again, I would need this too.  Before he was diagnosed and he was sound, he loved to graze and to snatch a snack under saddle wherever he could.  Alas, no more 😢
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Patti
SoCal 2020                                                 
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Patti%20and%20Sunny


Cheryl Oickle
 

My horse is horrible on the trails with snacking and my arms take a beating. I found a lovely mesh type muzzle used only when riding. Does not obstruct their nose and can be used only when ridden.  Look up munch in done! The best 45 bucks you will ever spend! I never ride without it on. Fits on any bridle and 2 minute application

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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


Cheryl Oickle
 

Oops correct spelling. Munch n done!

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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


 

I've used the Munch In Done - they work great!  Be careful for the fit and get them used to it before going out.
--
Sharon P, Elsa  April 2016

 

Courtenay, BC Canada

Elsa, Case History, Photo Album

 

 

 

 


Patti SoCal 2020
 

Thanks for the suggestions. I ordered the Munch n Done
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Patti
SoCal 2020                                                 
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Patti%20and%20Sunny