Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM)

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Feeding Type-1 PSSM Horses

April 17, 2017

Balanced nutrition and exercise can help horses with type-1 PSSM lead active, healthy lives.... 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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Wednesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 08, 2016

Top tweets and take-homes from sessions on PSSM, laminitis studies, equine tongue tumors, and more!... Read More

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Researchers Find Molecular Mechanisms Behind PSSM1

November 11, 2016

This could allow improved treatments and management for the disorder, as well as improved welfare for affected horses.... Read More

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Sugars and Peppermints: Not Safe Treats for All Horses

December 20, 2015

Horses with certain health conditions should skip sweet treats. Find out if your horse is one.... Read More

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Feeding Horses with Neuromuscular Disorders

May 11, 2015

A correct diet can make these sometimes-debilitating conditions manageable.... Read More

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The Equine DNA Roadmap

May 05, 2015

Find out what the equine genome can tell us about our horses and preventing genetic disease.... Read More

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Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

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Genetic Conditions by Body System

October 14, 2014

This report includes genetic diseases known to affect horses and which breeds are most susceptible.... Read More

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What's the Difference between PSSM Types 1 and 2?

June 26, 2014

Dr. Stephanie Valberg explains the differences between these two diseases that cause horses to tie up.... Read More

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Keeping the Big Guys Healthy

January 20, 2014

Caring for draft horses involves both physiological and logistical challenges. ... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.

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Conditions Helped by Hay Soaking

July 31, 2013

Research shows that soaking hay before feeding can help a variety of equine health conditions.... Read More

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Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Not Just Tying-Up Anymore

February 12, 2013

Researchers have worked tirelessly to better understand the disorder, its causes, and how to best manage it.... Read More

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Valberg to be Inducted into Equine Research Hall of Fame

September 16, 2012

Valberg will be the first woman inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame.... Read More

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Managing Equine Genetic Disorders with Nutrition

June 06, 2012

Managing diet can help alleviate signs of some equine genetic disorders, such as PSSM and HYPP.... Read More

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AQHA Offers Genetic Disease Panel Test

February 06, 2012

The test will screen for five potentially fatal genetic diseases often found in Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Tying-Up in Thoroughbreds: Narrowing the Genetic Search

December 24, 2010

Researchers suspect tying-up in horses is a heritable condition; however, they have yet to determine the gene--or genes--responsible. But a team of Japanese researchers recently moved the investigation forward with a groundbreaking study of affected ... Read More

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What's In Your Horse's DNA?

December 01, 2010

Geneticists have created tools and tests that enhance horse breeders' ability to select for healthy foals.... Read More

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Neuromuscular Disease Can Lead to Performance Issues

October 24, 2010

Neuromuscular diseases, which affect the function of muscles and the way they interact with the nervous system, can lead to performance issues, said Kelsey A. Hart, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, internal medicine clinician and graduate fellow at the U... Read More

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Tying-Up: Current Diagnosis and Nutritional Management

September 22, 2010

Researchers estimate that three of every 100 performance horses will experience signs of tying-up.... Read More

PSSM is a muscle disorder exacerbated by feeding high-NSC diets. Veterinarians and nutritionists currently recommend feeding horses with PSSM a diet containing less than 10% of daily digestible energy supplied by NSC.

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Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy

April 14, 2010

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Fatty Acid Triheptanoin Comes Up Short for Horses with PSSM

April 03, 2010

Triheptanoin does not appear to be a good fat supplement for polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) horses.... Read More

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Muscles, Tendons, & Ligaments

January 28, 2010

A horse's motion is achieved from the highly integrated interaction between muscles, tendons, and ligaments.... Read More

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Emerging Neurologic Syndromes Discussed at World Equine Vet Meeting

November 27, 2009

"The more we look for neurologic signs, the more we discover new syndromes," said I.G. Joe Mayhew, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, ECVN, head of Equine Massey and professor of Equine Studies at Massey University in New Zealand, at the... Read More

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Equine Veterinary Group Releases Statement on Genetic Defects in Horses

August 04, 2009

This is the 2009 Statement on Genetic Defects released by the American Association of Equine Practitioners. It was approved in July 2009.
 
Congenital Defects

Congenital defects include all... Read More