Quick Clean-Up So­lu­tion

Horse & Rider - - Your Horse Your Life -

The prob­lem: You need a quick clean- up when on a long trail ride or after a full day at the barn. Reach for: Your coat­stain re­mover, like Cow­boy Magic Greenspot Re­mover. How to use it: Spray it on your skin and wipe it off to quickly re­move dirt, dust, and grime. The fresh scent will get you through un­til you can grab a shower. Bonus use: When your dog goes for a roll in a fresh ma­nure pile, use the spot re­mover to quickly spot- clean his coat be­fore let­ting him in the house or your truck. Learn more: Visit cow­boy­magic.com.

So obe­sity is the main risk fac­tor for IR?

Ab­so­lutely. It’s also true that ponies and some horse breeds—in­clud­ing An­dalu­sians, Mor­gans, Paso Fi­nos, and even some Quar­ter Horses—are at greater risk. Although PPID (pi­tu­itary pars in­ter­me­dia dys­func­tion, for­merly known as Cush­ing’s dis­ease) and EMS are some­what in­ter­twined, it’s not com­pletely clear whether PPID ac­tu­ally puts a horse at greater risk for in­sulin re­sis­tance.

How can I tell if my horse might have IR?

If your horse is obese, es­pe­cially with “re­gional adi­pos­ity” (fat de­posits in cer­tain ar­eas; the hall­mark is the cresty neck), he’s likely to be in­sulin- re­sis­tant— par­tic­u­larly if he has shown signs of lamini­tis. Your vet can test his blood for rest­ing in­sulin lev­els. (Blood should be drawn in the morn­ing be­fore any grain meal, and with only low- carb hay avail­able through the prior night.) An el­e­vated rest­ing insu-

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