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  1. #1
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    Default Low energy/lethargic young horse - w/ lab results

    A friend of mine has a 5 year old WB mare who is very lazy and sluggish, despite correct training by a professional over the past year that leg means go. The mare seems more than just lazy, and the possibility of a physical cause is being explored.

    Relevant details:
    - in regular work (4-5 times per week, usually 1 jump school)
    - symptoms are sluggishness, above average water consumption
    - very easy keeper (1/2 lb grain per day, free choice hay)

    Blood was pulled, and the results looked like this: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5Ha...NYWE9HYm8/edit

    *blood was pulled about 30 minutes after breakfast

    Obviously the vet will be consulted, but under the theory that brainstorming is always a useful exercise...does anyone have any thoughts?
    Last edited by Backstage; Nov. 28, 2012 at 08:19 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Backstage View Post
    Blood was pulled, and the results looked like this: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D...%2Bresults.jpg
    Tiny! Cannot read. Can you upload bigger?

    FWIW, I have a 2 year old that has been VERY laid back the entire time I have owned her (bought her in March of this year.) We just found out this about her. I have no idea if she is going to become less laid back when we treat her, as we're only days into a long process. I would be curious, though, if fibrinogen is on your labs.



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    Link updated! It's now big enough to read I think.



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    Looks pretty "euboxic".
    Click here before you buy.


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    I can't read the results either- too small.

    Has the vet checked vitamin E and selenium levels?

    Low E can make them very lethargic, and many areas are naturally low in E, meaning the pasture and the hay will not have enough to support the horse.



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    I backed up to this and could see them:
    https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B5...pzamxEWms/edit

    T4 is 3.1 with a normal range of 1.0-2.9

    Total Protein (TP) is also high with 6.2 instead of range 5.7 to 6.0.

    Glucose is 107 with range of 65 to 100 - high end of normal.

    Those were the numbers that jumped out at me.



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    I would re-test glucose, insulin, ATH, and leptin. Have the bloodwork done through Cornell's Lab they are the most accurate in testing these items.

    Horse maybe Insulin Resistant.



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