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    09-26-2010, 04:59 AM
Metabolic Syndrome

Hi! I'm new to the forum, and would appreciate some support with this:
My 15hh, 16 year old Anglo/Arab mare has just been diagnosed as having 'metabolic syndrome'. She has recurring laminitis, bulges over the eyes, and an aseptic abscess has been opened in one front by the farrier. He suggested the diagnosis as he'd known her all her life and knows the extent of the work we've done to keep her from laminitis without success. Bloods have confirmed it and she's started on 1mg 'pergolide' per day today. She's on a sachet of bute night and morning and I'm boosting her immune system with Transfer Factor. She's very uncomfortable - especially in the back legs this morning, and I don't know what I can do to help her. I'm in the south west of England. Does anyone have any wisdom to share on this subject?

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