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Re: Stall runner

In a message dated 98-11-25 16:07:20 EST, ralston@AESOP.RUTGERS.EDU writes:

<< Dear ti,
 	My diagnosis is hypergrainosis ;-). seriously, try turnout if possible and
 switching to a high fat extruded feed. BUT first Check his glucose/insulin
 1 hour after feeding his normal grain-if glucose over 220 mg/dl or insulin
 over 200 microIU/ml, you are dealing with a glucose intolerant. If Glucose
 below 100, check him out for glycogen storage disease-Stephanie Valberg can
 help you there. If it does turnout to be hyperthyroidism-completely
 verified with clinical tests, you have a first-write it up! Have a happy
 turkey day, all.
 Sarah Ralston, VMD, PhD, dACVN >>

In view of the elevated muscle enzymes, I think you are right on, Sarah.  Have
seen that go hand in hand with "hypergrainosis" all too often.  Not to mention
the hyperactivity and the weight loss.  Especially in view of the fact that
Tom just posted that the horse's other measurable thyroid hormones are more or
less ok...


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