Interpret Hay Analysis + Switch Diet

Sherry Morse

What is the timing on blood work vs. hay being given? You want to avoid the insulin spike from being fed after fasting.

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Kirsten Rasmussen

Hi Jess,

If you can't guarantee that Clover will start breakfast at least 4 hours before the vet arrives, then you could ask the barn to give her extra (double?) hay overnight so she doesn't run out before breakfast.  That will prevent the insulin spike that Sherry is referring to, and the vet can pull blood anytime.

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