Hi Dr. Dan,
I recently purchased a KMH and it was not disclosed by the seller but I was able to find out from her vet records after the fact that they had discussed Metabolic Syndrome with her.
She did not have him tested and I am planning to test him in Dec when he can also be tested for Cushings. My problem is that Merlin has a horrible case of scratches that I have tried everything on and I cant seem to get it to heel up.
I feel like I need to give him some type of treatment for the inside because everything havs been topical thus far. My vet wants him on SMZ and I told her that I had read not to give sulfer to IR or Cushings afflicted horses.
I don’t want to give him these antibiotics if they could harm him. Do you know of a natural herb or remedy that may help?
Bottom line is that topicals will never be sufficient for such. Though I would suggest our Grape Balm daily.
The issue that must be addressed is the immune system AND what the body is trying to "discharge". the feed as a source of "junk" must be addressed (see www.FeedForSuccess.com) and vaccinations and dewormers etc etc. All are issues.
I have an audio in the library section that speaks about thrush and white line. (www.DrDanLibrary.com) All of this info applies.
Bottom line is I suggest our entire feeding program, grape balm topically, our Health Check supplement (to support the detox of the liver). at 2 scoops daily and Aller Check supplement to help. support the immune system. Enjoy the audio and the feeding website.
You can also search this site for past answers I have given about "Insulin resistant"
Thanks For Asking Libby!