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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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treats for insulin resistant

hi again, all my horses are doing so much better. is there a treat i could give my insulin resistant horse? i took away all his sugar, and have been giving handfuls of alfalfa pellets as a treat but i was wondering if there was any treat out there for ir horses. what about a human cookie that is made for diabetics ( i guess that wouldn't work either due to flour, wheat etc. ). i was just wondering. any ideas for a homemade treat? i know he'll survive without treats but i still want to reward him sometimes. thanks,d

Where are you from? tx

Re: treats for insulin resistant

Hi Dianne,

I don't have a "recipe" but you could mix some flaxseed meal with moistened alfalfa and some rice bran and see if that would dry into a "cookie."

Another thing would be apple peels -- they are very low in sugar.

All the best,

Dr. Getty