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[RC] Selenium levels - Ridecamp Guest

Please Reply to: Kathy Klein Findaklein@xxxxxxx or ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kathy KELLY, I saw your post. I had a mare that had very low selenium levels 
(along with low thyroid and muscle soreness). oral supplements did not help her 
levels come up. We got her thyroid back on track and that made no difference 
either. We then went to the injectable E SE (this was all vet supervised and 
prescribed with appropriate testing done). Nothing helped her. I will make a 
very long story (which I hope to write down someday so we can all learn from my 
sad experience)very short..my mare had PSSM , or EPSM (same thing) a glycogen 
storage disease and a common symptom is very low, almost non existant, selenium 
levels. I don't know if your horse has any other symptoms of this disease, but 
it took us years to figure out what was really wrong with her. The only test 
for EPSM is a muscle biopsy. It is a remote possiblitly due to your not seeing 
a change in the levels, so you might want to research it further. Hope it helps 
you (:

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