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Metabolic

Two grey ponies at a horse show, one thin and one slightly overweight.
February 26, 2021

Equine Obesity: Gluttony or Genetics?

Obesity occurs as a consequence of energy intake exceeding energy output, but research shows that genetics also plays a Read more
Horse grazing in field
January 04, 2021

Targeting Insulin Dysregulation in Horses: New Medication Tested

Insulin dysregulation, a central feature of equine metabolic syndrome, negatively affects multiple body systems and puts the horse at Read more
Hairy, senior horse with PPID, or Equine Cushing's, grazing in a pasture.
November 16, 2020

Vitamin E Could Support Immune Function in Horses with PPID

Veterinary researchers recently reported that horses with PPID had lower white blood cell counts compared to horses without PPID. Read more
Fat horse in pasture
October 23, 2020

Your Horse: Avoid Being Felled by Fall Founder

Cool-season forages such as tall fescue continue to grow late in the year and often experience a dramatic increase Read more
Two horses eating hay
August 24, 2020

Horse Hay: Understanding Sugar and Starch Content

Horse owners are becoming savvier in choosing the best hay for their horses, especially when those horses are affected Read more
Topline of an overweight gray pony
August 17, 2020

Reversing Insulin Dysregulation in Horses, Ponies

Whether or not insulin dysregulation can be reversed once it develops remains unclear, but one recently published study suggests Read more
Horse grazing in field
July 29, 2020

How Do Horses Know When To Say When?

Because of this evolutionary drive to continuously forage, horses do not change their grazing behaviors based on their energy Read more
Pony eating hay
July 01, 2020

Chromium Supplementation and Insulin Dynamics in Horses: Is There a Link?

Research shows that the mineral chromium enhances the action of insulin. Using this premise, some presume that this trace Read more
Horse grazing in field
May 13, 2020

The Changing Equine Silhouette: Equine Metabolic Syndrome Through the Decades

Pat Harris, a veterinarian and equine nutritionist, discussed the history of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) during a recent Kentucky Read more
Exmoor Ponies in pasture
December 27, 2019

Omega-3s Helpful for Horses with Metabolic Syndrome

In an effort to pinpoint a nutritional strategy to reduce inflammation in horses with EMS, researchers looked at DHA, Read more
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