Category Archives: PSSM

Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (EPSM, PSSM, EPSSM) is a genetic, inherited glycogen storage disease that can cause difficulties for the horse during exercise and must be managed by diet.

Sunshine-yellow urine makes me happy

Late last fall I caught Dante peeing and his urine flow was really dark and nasty. I worried because having a brown urine (excreting proteins) could have been a sign that things were going south with his PSSM. He hadn’t … Continue reading

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Dante’s Supplement update

Dante stopped eating his supplements when I provided Alfalfa. I still need him to take him and I’ve been trying a lot of different ways with some to no success. ARGHHH So I’m back to feeding him a scoop of … Continue reading

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Hay testing results back

I finally got my hay tests results back and discussed it with the Uckele rep. There weren’t any real surprises. I expected the Iron in our hay to be high, but I guess what is surprising is how far off … Continue reading

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Finally back to some sort of work

Dante seems sound enough to get back to some basic work. I still think he seems a little off but I’ll need a helper to trot him off so I can view him from behind and lately I’ve been on … Continue reading

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Hay off for testing, supplement changes

I’ve sent off the hay for massive testing which includes ration balancing, selenium and starch analysis . This is hay baled on the same property where he has his own paddock/pasture so unlike when I’ve done this in the past where … Continue reading

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