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

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 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Re: Am I on the right track

Hello Lesley,

Insulin can be too low, though this condition is rather rare in horses. It generally indicates a situation where the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin and could be a precursor to Type I diabetes - or insulin dependent diabetes. As I mentioned, we don't generally see this type of diabetes in horses, but it does exist. And insulin injections would be necessary.

All the best,

Dr. Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A Horse

Lesley Bennett
Dear Dr. Getty,

Thank you so much,I will email you with the supplements link,as I don`t know if I am over supplementing him. I have sighned up for Forage for Thought,and as I am replying to you,there is a bag of Psyllium by me as I saw this on your website on Friday.

Just one more thing Dr. Getty is there a danger Insulin can become too low.


Where are you from? Bayfield, CO