Re-Leve Makes a Difference for Horse with PSSMBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · October 9, 2014
Several months ago, Dr. Erika Wierman, a Kentucky veterinarian, sent a note to Kentucky Equine Research (KER) explaining how one of KER’s products had made a big difference for her event horse, Joey. Due to polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM), Joey had suffered several episodes of severe muscle cramping that made it hard for him to train or compete. After consulting with Dr. Bryan Waldridge, staff veterinarian for KER, Dr. Wierman began feeding Re-Leve, a KER product that is low in carbohydrates and high in fat and fiber. Joey responded well to the dietary adjustment, showing marked improvements in comfort and energy level.
Dr. Wierman has sent an update that indicates Joey is still getting along well on Re-Leve.
I just wanted to send you a quick update on Joey's PSSM journey. He's now been on Re-Leve (and daily exercise, 24-hour turnout, and various supplements) for about four months. His training is going well, his (already great) attitude is even better, and even other people have noticed that his movement has improved.
As planned, I moved him up to training level at his most recent horse trial. I cannot tell you how happy I am with his performance. Despite the bigger, faster, longer cross-country course, he crossed through the finish flags with more energy and enthusiasm than he ever has before.
Out of curiosity, I ran a muscle panel on him a few days after the event to see how well he had recovered, and his muscle enzymes are lower than they have ever been! In fact, his CK is within the reference range for the first time ever.
Thank you once again for your time, thoughts, and great products. I couldn't be happier!