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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Re: RE just diagnosed Cushings

Hi Jennifer,

I know it's been a month since you wrote and I hope that your mare is doing better by now.

Please consider listening to my teleseminar, "Nutritional Management of Equine Cushing's Disease" by going to the Teleseminars page and scrolling down to the previously recorded event.

There are many low starch feeds on the market. I like ADM Alliance PrimeGlo, Purina Wellsolve L/S, and Poulin Grains Carb Safe as a few to consider.

If you find that a personal phone visit would be helpful, please consider making an appointment.

All the best,

Dr. Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A Horse

Jennifer Towers
My 23 year old appendix mare has foundered 2x since May of this year. My vet diagnosed her with Cushings. She is currently on Isoxuprine, bute and peroglide. I am soaking her hay and have cut all grain out during this last founder episode. I am trying to find out what exactly I should be feeding long term. I was looking into safe starch grains but i am just at a loss of what is safe and appropriate

Where are you from? Waverly, Ohio