cold temperature and blood work

Daisy Shepherd

scheduled insulin and glucose for  monday;  temperatures dropping high at best 39 degrees;  i am doing labs to make sure he is ok with current  pasture turnout.  cannot cancel until monday am so will be charged for late cancellation.  am asking if i should do knowing with temperatures may not be reliable,   thank you so much, daisy,tiko, whisper
Daisy, Tiko and Whisper
CO, April 2019
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Eleanor Kellon, VMD

It's not that the result is unreliable. It is what it is. The issue is that it may not accurately reflect his baseline.
Eleanor in PA 
EC Owner 2001
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Sharon Bice

What is the minimum outside temperature that is reliable to test in?  I was going to test this month or next but didn’t know that the weather effects the results. Thanks!
Sharon Bice
December 2020    Sandia Park, New Mexico

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Kirsten Rasmussen

Its hard to say, but we saw an increase in insulin at temps below 50 deg F in one horse.  There are probably other examples that I hope others will share.

It might be helpful for you to know your horse's insulin in colder temperatures though?

Kirsten and Shaku (EMS + PPID) and Snickers (EMS) - 2019
Kitimat, BC, Canada
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