Six Equine Diabetes Symptoms
Signs of Equine Diabetes
Thursday 23 September 2010
Like us, horses and ponies can suffer from diabetes. In fact, this horse health issue is fairly common. However, with the right horse care, you can spot equine diabetes symptoms and get your horse to the vet.
1. Thirst and Urination
One of the primary ways that you can spot a problem with horse health is with excessive urination and thirst. After you’ve bought a horse for sale, you will soon learn how much is normal for him to drink and urinate. If this changes, it could mean something is wrong.
Horses that are overweight and remain so despite less feed and more exercise could be displaying signs of equine diabetes. Lower the amount of feed and increase exercise to see if the weight lessens. If it does not, contact your vet.
3. Fat Deposits
Visible excess fat deposits, particularly in the crest, back and rear of the horse could signify diabetes too. These occur when the horse cannot process glucose properly. Look out for these when brushing and grooming.
4. Less Energy
Your horse may lose energy to do anything. You may notice that you have to try much harder to get your horse to work or exercise.
Horses with diabetes tend to fall victim to skin horse health conditions. These include pasture scald and rain rot. These conditions might take longer to heal, even with your best horse care provided.
This is common in diabetic horses and is very serious. Laminitis can also be described as inflammation of the hoof.
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