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I have a mini that is insulin resistant. I have tried heirs…

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I have a mini...

I have a mini that is insulin resistant. I have tried heirs and have seen very little results. Do you have a recommendation for any supplements that might help

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the horse's name and age?

Tinkerbelle. She is 10.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tinkerbelle?

She gets no grain. Wears a grazing muzzle. Eats hay, beer pulp and sometimes hay cubes soaked.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Horse Veterinary
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Horse Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Horse Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand Tinkerbelle has been diagnosed with insulin resistance. I am sorry to hear about this problem. Would you mind telling me if you had had any follow up blood tests, especially on the insulin level, since beginning treatment? Can you also tell me how you are soaking the hay cubes (i.e. hot or cold water, length of time soaking, etc.)?

Many horses with this syndrome are overweight. Is that true for Tinkerbelle and has she been losing weight since being treated?

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