Hi Dr. Dan,
My 12 year old Quarter horse gelding was just diagnosed with Cushings. So, I was wondering what is the best diet and what are acceptable treats for him? Currently, my horse’s insulin is ok. He is a little underweight and is loosing muscle tone. His diet includes Timothy Hay 3 times a day, 1 pound of hay pellets in the evening with his medicine which is Pergolide(powder form)and some EquiPride vitamins. I was thinking of giving him some stabilized rice bran, but I am not sure if that is acceptable. Any assistance you could provide would be very much appreciated.
Sincerely, Angel A.
I would highly suggest our feeding program at www.WhatToFeedYourHorse.comI do NOT suggest rice bran. it can pull calcium out of bones. Our Weight Check oil suggested at the website in the program will help with the weight. Amazing how a little of it helps loose weight, yet slightly more can help them gain if they need to.
You can also review other posts about "cushings" on this site at:Thanks for asking Angel