Metabolic Syndrome

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Study: Swimming Can Improve Horses' Glucose, Insulin Levels

December 12, 2017

Low-intensity swimming could help maintain glucose and insulin levels without putting excess strain on horses' limbs.... Read More

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The Latest on Feeding Laminitic Horses

November 19, 2017

If your horse falls into the at-risk category, consider these diet changes.... Read More

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Does Spirulina Benefit Horses With EMS?

November 11, 2017

Compared to a control diet Spirulina supplementation led to weight loss and reduced fasting insulin levels.... Read More

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Endocrine Diseases in Horses and How to Diagnose Them

October 31, 2017

Dr. Lisa Tadros shares information about identifying EMS, PPID, and laminitis in senior horses.... Read More

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Managing Horses With PPID

October 30, 2017

Learn up-to-date, research-based information about early diagnosis and caring for horses with Cushing's disease.... Read More

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Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

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British Horse Health Survey Trends Reflect Current Research

October 04, 2017

Skin diseases and lameness were the most commonly reported ailments, affecting 31.1% and 23.4% of horses, respectively.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Older Horse Care Concerns

October 03, 2017

Readers said maintaining weight, osteoarthritis, and other lameness were their top senior horse care concerns. ... Read More

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Unsound and Overweight Horses

September 22, 2017

Find out how you can keep your metabolically efficient horse healthy when he's laid up with injury or chronic illness.... Read More

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Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood

August 08, 2017

Does a horse with sepsis-related or idiopathic laminitis have a higher risk of developing endocrinopathic laminitis?... Read More

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Genomewide Study Identifies Arabian Horses' Risk for EMS

July 03, 2017

Researchers say this seems to confirm lore that some horse breeds are more susceptible to EMS than others.... Read More

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Feeding the Endocrine-Challenged Horse

May 29, 2017

Laminitis risk is the No. 1 reason we worry about equine metabolic conditions such as EMS and PPID when feeding horses.... Read More

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Is it PPID or EMS? Diagnosing Equine Endocrine Disease

May 24, 2017

Dr. Dianne McFarlane compares pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction and equine metabolic syndrome.... Read More

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Does Equine Metabolic Syndrome Affect Gut Microbes?

May 23, 2017

EMS horses had less microbial diversity than healthy horses, potentially impairing gut health and affecting metabolism.... Read More

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Spring Grass Safety

May 09, 2017

As benign as it might seem, this fresh forage can cause more harm than good. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome Clinical Signs

April 27, 2017

Weight gain is a common sign of EMS. But what other indicators should horse owners watch for? ... Read More

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EMS Horse Hoof Care: Is Barefoot or Shod Best?

April 26, 2017

Vet and farrier Dr. Vernon Dryden offers insight into foot care for horses suffering from EMS-related laminitis.... Read More

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Elzinga Wins Second UK Vet Science 3-MT Competition

April 26, 2017

Sarah Elzinga, MS, is studying inflammation and insulin dysregulation in the horse. ... Read More

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome: Is There a Genetic Link?

April 26, 2017

Certain breeds seem more susceptible to EMS. Dr. Amanda Adams shares information about possible genetic links.... Read More

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What is Equine Metabolic Syndrome?

April 25, 2017

University of Kentucky researcher Amanda Adams, PhD, gives an overview of EMS and how it affects horses.... Read More

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Managing and Caring for the EMS Horse

April 13, 2017

Equine metabolic syndrome can cause obesity, insulin resistance, and laminitis. Find out how to care for your EMS horse.... Read More

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10 EMS Resources on TheHorse.com

April 13, 2017

Improve your knowledge about diagnosing, treating, and preventing equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).... Read More

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Feeding Horses With Endocrine Disorders

March 28, 2017

Nutritional management revolves around weight loss and low-sugar and -starch diets. ... Read More

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4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa

March 21, 2017

Does alfalfa cause kidney or respiratory problems or make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.... Read More

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Buckeye Nutrition Partners with Gluck Center on EMS Research

February 22, 2017

Dr. Amanda Adams is studying obesity's effects on metabolic and inflammatory components, particularly in EMS horses.... Read More