Glycocemic EQ may be the answer for thyroid and hoof support
Question: Have a 9 year old ISH that was laminitic this past spring. Looking for a good metabloic support supplement to help prevent another episode. They only levels that were up were the leptin levels on blood work. Currently we have him on large dose of Thryo-L and are concerned that during the winter months the owner will not be able to ride him because of energy levels on the current dosing. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
Dr. Kellon: If leptin is elevated but insulin is not it may be because the horse is overweight (ISH are rarely insulin resistant). Insulin may also be falsely lowered if he was fasted before testing or if he was eating a low sugar/starch diet at the time of testing but wasn't when he was laminitic.