Cresty Neck


Mialisa@...
 

So, it is here through this group of helpful people that I first learned recently that the hardness of the crest can be an indication of a laminitic episode about to happen. Isaac has always, all his life, had a large and hard crest. Isaac was started on Prascend in May and I noticed 2 weeks ago when I was brushing him that he no longer has a cresty neck! It is gone! I just had to make some noise about this! YAY! Something positive.
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Rene` in WI 2021
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Rene%20and%20Isaac%20-%20Joshua
Isaac  Photos https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=270605
Joahua Photos https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=277074


Sherry Morse
 

Hi Rene,

An increased crest is usually seen with IR which Isaac also has.  The fact that it's decreasing - which is wonderful news - has more to do with his insulin being under controlled than being on Prascend (although if that is helping to lower the insulin it will contribute to a decrease in crest size).

I just want to make sure you are clear on what you are seeing and this is why it was so important to get Issac treated for both conditions.





Lesley Bludworth
 

Wow! Wonderful 👏 


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Hi Rene,

An increased crest is usually seen with IR which Isaac also has.  The fact that it's decreasing - which is wonderful news - has more to do with his insulin being under controlled than being on Prascend (although if that is helping to lower the insulin it will contribute to a decrease in crest size).

I just want to make sure you are clear on what you are seeing and this is why it was so important to get Issac treated for both conditions.





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Lesley Bludworth 
Phoenix, AZ
Sophie Case History 7/2022
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/SophieB%20Case%20History


Mialisa@...
 

Yes, we are continuing the low s/s diet. We were able to source a grass hay, and we are just waiting for 2nd cutting of the same before testing and settling in for winter. I love the way you explain thoroughly, Sherry. But the only other change was Prascend, unless getting grass hay with no alfalfa (untested) has made a difference in this short amount of time. Remember I am a scientist and I watch all of the variables. So other than refusing to eat his supplements (some days are better than others) there are no changes to his diet.
Our ACTH retest is scheduled for September. I will include insulin and glucose.
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Rene` in WI 2021
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Rene%20and%20Isaac%20-%20Joshua
Isaac  Photos https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=270605
Joahua Photos https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=277074


Kirsten Rasmussen
 

Changing the hay can make a difference in insulin as soon as the next meal, too.  Either way, that's great news!

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Kirsten and Shaku (IR + PPID) - 2019
Kitimat, BC, Canada
ECIR Group Moderator
 
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