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  1. This is wrong. I don't care how many people think...

    This is wrong. I don't care how many people think this, but I collected a lot of data that showed it is not true. Many people founder horses on such hay. SOAK all hay in a lot of water for a couple...
  2. The average effective dose of perolide is 3 mg. ...

    The average effective dose of perolide is 3 mg. Have known many horses that got very normal after raising dose. Studies show no correlation with ACTH and symptoms. So dose to get resolution of...
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    Every horses metabolism is different. Each batch...

    Every horses metabolism is different.
    Each batch of hay is different.
    Each horse has different amounts of exercise.
    Everyone's pasture is different.
    That pasture will vary in nutritional content...
  4. I struggled with not worming as often when I...

    I struggled with not worming as often when I started fecal testing. But if you pick up manure regular, have a closed herd you really don't need to as much. I ended up doing it spring and late fall...
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    Give people whatever piece of paper they want. ...

    Give people whatever piece of paper they want. Just give full disclosure of any genetic defects probable, with the % chance of grievous results if they chose to breed. Holy moly, keeping tall...
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    OK, so I’ll admit to not knowing much about...

    OK, so I’ll admit to not knowing much about breeding. It is incorrect to assume that most horse breeding is about how a horse performs and looks? Yes, very important. But how many are involved...
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    Thank you ACPS for being stewards of this...

    Thank you ACPS for being stewards of this wonderful breed. This condition was unknown when I registered my ConnemaraX. I met some of my mare's close kin that also had chronic IR and laminitis that...
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    HWSD in Connemara ponies

    http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1005122

    full text. Thank you for making this open access.

    Finally. Wonder if the breed associations will take action to...
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    That website's advice is good for picking grass...

    That website's advice is good for picking grass that will grow well in that region. However, there is no advice for choosing grass for horse's needing lower carbohydrates in their diet. I just...
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    Not always. My mother and daughter pair of IR...

    Not always. My mother and daughter pair of IR ponies both tested very low in leptin. Test done by LSU who developed the test. But then they were the thin kind of IR, and fed free choice native...
  11. the toxin is oxalate. ...

    the toxin is oxalate.

    http://wric.ucdavis.edu/information/natural%20areas/wr_R/Rumex_crispus-obtusifolius.pdf

    you don't want these seeds on your farm.
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    here's how to diagnose IR:...

    here's how to diagnose IR:
    http://liphookequinehospital.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/EquineMetabolicSyndrome.pdf

    another comprehensive article by leading researchers:...
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    One thing I think could be useful is a gate...

    One thing I think could be useful is a gate opener with a timer to let them out at 3AM so you can put them back in before you go to work. That would allow 3-4 hours of grazing when sugars are lowest.
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    Studies show glucose is too variable to be of...

    Studies show glucose is too variable to be of use. Gotta test insulin.

    I put in a lot of work and money trying to get a field test for grass sugar with a refractometer. Nothing had a decent...
  15. Sorry, didn't read everything posted, but have...

    Sorry, didn't read everything posted, but have you addressed the NSC of the hay? It matters with PSSM and is the main part of the diet.
  16. Muscle wasting, insulin/glucose abnormality,...

    Muscle wasting, insulin/glucose abnormality, laminitits are all symptoms of PPID. Get baseline ACTH- not dex suppression test.
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    perhaps your horse is environmentally conscious...

    perhaps your horse is environmentally conscious of the huge carbon footprint made from hauling plain old salt half way around the world.
  18. Just because someone can memorize enough facts to...

    Just because someone can memorize enough facts to pass a license exam doesn't mean they grasp the concept and ethics of good science.
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    Researchers say 'off the record' that they...

    Researchers say 'off the record' that they believe being underweight is protective for laminitis. That losing some weight over the winter is normal.
    I once cared for an old horse that once had...
  20. I suggest having a field botanist walk the...

    I suggest having a field botanist walk the pasture to look for poisonous plants.

    I would also have the hay analyzed, and plug all the supplements and the hay into a nutrition program to look for...
  21. OK go with the LMF low carb stage 1. Don't...

    OK go with the LMF low carb stage 1.
    Don't hype up metabolism with Thyrol L unless you want him to lose more weight.

    I like some alfalfa for IR horses that need to gain weight. Like 3-4...
  22. The feeds differ in the amount of minerals. Some...

    The feeds differ in the amount of minerals. Some are formulated as a 'bucket' feed and some are to replace hay. I think changing hay every few weeks for an IR horse is playing with fire. If he...
  23. If you are feeding an IR horse untested hay, I...

    If you are feeding an IR horse untested hay, I would replace it with as much LMF low carb stage one as you can afford. Even if you did it for a few weeks, it would be a good test to see if he really...
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    If one goes to a conference focused on laminitis,...

    If one goes to a conference focused on laminitis, judges of pony classes are held accountable for a lot of the pain and suffering. Is getting ribbons more important than putting your pony at risk?
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    If IR is driven by Cushings, the Prascend should...

    If IR is driven by Cushings, the Prascend should help. If IR is driven by inappropriate diet, then you have to change the diet.
    I never used slow feeders, so can't answer those questions. I just...
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