IR newbie - advice needed for recently diagnosed horse.
Hi all, I got the results of my 8 year old Cleveland bay geldings *insulin resistance test today. *He is a 40.99 and the high range of the normal range is 40. *
Please talk me off my ledge! *
The vet feels that he is positive for insulin resistance. *Unfortunately, she did not offer any real advice. *Only telling me that there are many supplements out there, I should watch his sugar intake, and plan on testing every 6 months to monitor his progress. I have no experience with this so I need very specific advice on my next steps.
Those with experience in IR please offer advice. *I have cut his grain by a third and plan to schedule more time to talk with the vet tomorrow.*
The barn currently feeds a nice Timothy/alf hay... Will that be too rich? T/o can be in a paddock but he sure will miss having friends! *Has a muzzle worked well enough that the ir horse can still go out to pasture some times??
Any advice is greatly appreciated!! **