Creating Waves of Awareness
Curious as to how your insulin resistant [IR] horses are treated? I have an acute interest in finding ways to help these horses as there are, IMO, just way too many of them in recent years.
I always believed IR to be a 'senior' state but i
n the last decade have seen more and more 3 and 4 year old colts succumbing to this 'dis-ease'. While I work to help relieve the condition by removing ALL processed foods and feeding only 'live' food coupled with exercise (with excellent results) I'd be interested to know if any of you are treating strictly homeopathically and what are your results?
Agree 100%. One reason why I've removed all processed feeds from my herd (diet) and feed fresh 'salads'. I also add herbs when needed. The mare who was strongly IR and Cushings really had a remarkable response to this. Clients' horses for whom I care, all have had great responses, too! Blood tests have shown that numbers go back to 'normal'. Hooves become unbelievably strong; coats shine; eyes bright and personalities calmed. I advocate ALL critters taken off processed foods as much as humanely possible.
Well, I have never seen a case, but the horses I treat are fed with Barley and Oat hay. They eat a little processed food. They usually get a some lucerne (fresh or dry) and carrots. Grains can be dangerous I know, but concentrate foods are worse.
Greetings from Mexico.
IR is mainly a genetic type. Some breeds evolved in areas where food was sparse and needed to be good doers and store as much fat as they could. Generally all pony breeds are at risk. TBs on the other hand are very rarely IR unless they have cushings too.
Which leads me to my answer; no, I don't think you can keep feeding grains and high sugar diets if pnly you find the right remedy. And I don't think one should medicate, be it drugs or homeopathy, when simple diet changes will make the horse perfectly healthy.