When would you apply this?
For horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome with Insulin Dysregulation (EMS/ID) and Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) also known as “Equine Cushing’s Disease”.
What is the maximum %NSC that should be allowed?
That depends on the severity of insulin dysregulation in the individual horse. Suggested Guidelines (*individual horses will vary) for the Maximum NSC in the Total Diet:
- <10-12% for horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome
- <15% for horses with PPID “Cushings”
- <12% for horses with PPID “Cushings” and insulin dysregulation (*remember that insulindysregulation can range in severity and this can change as the disease progresses)
One Reply to “How to calculate % Non-Structural Carbohydrates (NSC) in your horse’s diet.”
I watched the webinar Dr. Abby K gave and it helped me understand some things better. She mentioned a worksheet to help owners figure out the NSC of their horses diet. Where can I get that or is there someone that can help me figure out the total NSC ?
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