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Laminitis flare up 4 months after founder


Mara
 

Hello. This morning I walked in to see my guy shifting his weight on fronts. All feet are hot, and it is also unseasonably warm in NJ. I just got bloods back earlier this week. Have not updated history yet. Insulin still high. ACTH 24.7, Glucose 100, Insulin 76.55. 

I started soaking hay this AM. Not tested every load, but every time tested comes back below 10% esc + starch. Feet/x-rays look good. Last xrays a month ago. Feet trimmed last week.  His diet is always low s/s. On J-herb  1 tbl AM and PM. Will put padded boots back on.

Simce I only have reason to believe it is metabolic induced, I shouldn't ice?

Anything else to do or look for? Start Metformin again? 

Thanks,
Mara
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Mara
NJ
2020
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Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

I would make it a point to soak every  untested load, no exceptions.  Yes, restart metformin.  Icing isn't going to help.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


Mara
 

Thank you, Dr. Kellon. IV dmso at this stage?
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Mara
NJ
2020
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Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

That's a decision for your vet to make but no contraindication to DMSO.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


prtcKarla
 

Hi,  What is Metformin & what is its' use.  Thank You!
prtcKarla
ND 2013


Sherry Morse
 

Metformin is one of the most commonly used drugs to treat diabetes in humans and has been shown to lower insulin in some horses.  You can read more about it in the files: https://ecir.groups.io/g/main/files/4%20Insulin%20Resistance/Metformin