Mare needs recommended blood tests
Hi I’m Patricia Larsen, my mare is experiencing laminitis now- been diagnosed about a month ago.
still in somewhat acute stage
walking pain free no lameness detected
she has been in SoftRide boots with laminitis orthotics for the past month
on Laminox and emergency diet
one blood test so far showed very high insulin
no other outward signs
we had new X-rays today
showed ‘serum pocket ‘ not picked up before(X-rays 2/4 weeks ago
my vet asked which specific tests we wanted / he contacted lab and got recommendations but wanted to know what Dr Kellon recommended
I did receive response from msgs from group
acth. Insulin and glucose
thank you all for advice
hi Pat. It looks as though you have been a member here for a long time....and some things have changed all for the good! We have a new Case history website that just opened up last week and we also have a new welcome letter, with up dated information for your review. The new case history allows for testing, photographs, xray up loads, and other uploads so all of your horses information is in one spot. Very user friendly!!! So, I will start you off with our updated welcome letter and you can probably gleen from the new letter what items you need for testing. Yes- ACTH, insulin and Glucose. Keeping in mind the handling of the specimens is key for accurate results. It is very common for abscesses to form during and following laminitis...those pockets need to mobilize and drain- which can be painful. But once drainage occurs, there is relief. It would be really helpful if you could complete a Case history....start here: https://ecir.groups.io/g/main/wiki And here is our welcome letter. --
Below is your personal introduction to DDT+E, the ECIR Group protocol found to immediately address the comfort and welfare of the metabolic equine. Bookmark this message so that during your journey you may return when you need to review more information. Blue font links in each section will lead to further evidence-based and sourced information. We include a folder specifically for vets and other pros. Links previously opened will display in grey when you return to this message.
IMPORTANT STEPS DURING ACTIVE LAMINITIS
START YOUR CASE HISTORY. Request membership in the ECIR Group Case History site. Completing a case history is critical for in-depth, individual help. Bookmark this link. Our new Case History site is designed so that once you are registered and approved, and you have enrolled your equine, you can come in and select which section you wish to work on, returning as you need to add or update information. Please add copies of all your bloodwork results to support the details of your history. Further guidance to get you started is available in the Wiki.
INFORMATION FOR YOUR VETERINARIAN. After two decades, the ECIR Group knows recommendations in DDT+ E are often different from the equine veterinary community. We offer documentation of protocols, with deep background, evidence, and the science behind recommendations in the Veterinary Information folder. Please review and share this valuable supportive info with the team working on the ground with you.
DIET: Crucial for an EMS/IR horse to lower insulin, the correct diet also supports the PPID equine’s delicate immune system.
In active laminitis, your first step is:
Your ultimate goal is:
EXERCISE: The equine must be non-laminitic, off NSAIDs and comfortable.
For a one-on-one, visual explanation of DDT+E, see ECIR Group Films.
For members outside North America, there are country-specific folders in the files and international lists in the Wiki to help you find local resources.
ecirhorse.org will provide more in-depth information. The FAQ section answers questions many new members have.
ECIR Group Facebook page.
ECIR Group Resources, printable for quick-scan access to more information when needed, such as in your barn.
ECIR discussion group Wiki provides information on the use of the Groups.io site including how to access the Case History site, information in the start here folder, message etiquette, and many how-to pages.Bookmark these pages, as well as this message, for easier access when you need more info.Trisha DePietro
New CH for Dolly https://ch.ecirhorse.org/case-history.php?id=50
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HOW TO SEARCH THE ARCHIVES: https://ecir.groups.io/g/main/wiki/1993
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