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Muscle Tremor Disorder in Horses

Treatment

 

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis cannot be cured, but there are ways to help control the disorder, including dietary changes. Horses with HYPP should have a diet consisting of one percent potassium. In addition, there are certain foods that should be avoided at all costs, including bran, sugar beet, molasses, and even alfalfa. Consult you veterinarian as to the horse's new dietary regimen, as many food items and vitamin or mineral supplements contain potassium.

 

Prevention

 

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis is a genetically transmitted affliction that, unfortunately, cannot be prevented.

 

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