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post #1 of 4 Old 04-15-2013, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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High Uric Acid Level?

Cinny has been going through a rough patch with ulcers, then a magnesium deficiency, basically this spring has been a rough road. My vet has helped me change up his feed and supplements to help balance him back out and we have done a blood draw twice. One about a month ago and then last week to see if his levels are normal.

I received a printout of his results in my email today, and the vet tech said Doc says everything is great and to keep supplementing as I am now. And as I read the results and compare them with the "normal" scale I notice all are right in the middle of the "normal" range except one.

Uric Acid is 0.8 and the range for normal is 0.3-0.8. He was not exercised before the draw, in fact he had the week off and it had been 5 days since his last workout.

Am I just being paranoid or should I ask my vet about this? I know in humans high uric acid can be a sign of heart disease and a precursor to kidney issues as well as causing gout. Do horses get gout? Does anybody have any experience with this that may have some advice, even if it is to tell me I'm a paranoid freak?
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-15-2013, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Just bumping up
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-18-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Bump again, anybody??? Hello, is this thing on?
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Do you have the result from a month ago to compare the level? It is still in the normal range so I wouldn't be too worried about it, I would be more concerned if it was lower a month ago compared to now. Some horses normal is just at the higher end of the graph(sometimes even a bit over) so unless it's a drastic change I really wouldn't stress over it, but you could always call the vet just to put yourself at ease
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