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.

Dante’s Supplement update and worming

I’ve been horrible about the horse’s worming schedule. Today, I fed the ponies a feed through wormer as they can both be difficult to paste worm and this is very easy on them. I probably will end up switching them … Continue reading

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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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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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Dante’s winter training schedule

Knowing that Dante is PSSM1 has actually made me feel free of the worry about when we will get to riding. I now know there is a physical issue for him and it makes me more understanding that our time … Continue reading

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PSSM confirmed, where we go from here

I got Dante’s test results back today via email and it confirmed what I suspected – he is PSSM Type 1 positive: Perhaps it is my experience with Pepper and her Cushings, but I’ve been suspicious from Day 1. I … Continue reading

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