Hi Catrima, Of course you may use my words as a testimonial, with my name is fine. Tess would love her name on there too – she’s becoming quite famous! she has her own page on the Yahoo Metabollic Horse and she’s well-known on the Thunderbrook Organic Horse Food (as this is all she is allowed to eat now, with soaked hay). She is not allowed any grass at the moment and she is not allowed in the field with her friends. She’s supposed to stay in her stable 24/7 but she has made such a rapid improvement I take her out for 10 minute walks and let her pick at the hedgerows.
I think she must be responding to the light work you are doing with her, even the vet can’t believe that she has made such a remarkable recovery. Although her illness is like diabetes, in horses it affects the feet due to poor circulation in the hooves. With the correct feeding and medication we should be able to get the insulin levels back to normal. She has to stay in the stable because the bones in her feet need to be stabilised by new hoof growth (approx 3 months). If she gallops around before this she could do more damage.
Once again Cat, if you hadn’t enlightened us to the fact that Tess was not well (the high insulin levels were only discovered because you told me she was not feeling well – the horse has a large pancreas and can cope with high insulin levels for a long time – once the noticable symptoms appear it is often too late to save the horse) this damage would have occured and there is no treatment once the bones have fully rotated. I thank you Cat and the higher source everytime I see my Tess’s little fluffy face looking over the stable door and whinnying at me when she sees me in the mornings!
PS One thing I would like to stress is that when someone decides to have a communication with you, they must listen to their animal and not dismiss it if they are sceptical – when I called the vet for Tess there was NOTHING wrong with her that I could see. The vet examined her, did a general blood test and it all came back OK.
It was only because Tess told me through you she’d lost her sparkle that I had investigative tests done and we found that her insulin was 493 – it should be 40! Like I said earlier, by the time I would have visibly noticed she was ill, she would have been too far gone to save her.