Recent News for Metabolic Problems


Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

October 17, 2016

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More


New Data on Pergolide Dosing in Horses

October 15, 2016

Researchers found that once-daily dosing with 1 mg of pergolide is appropriate for most horses with PPID.... Read More


Survey: One-Third of Horses With Health Problems are Lame

October 07, 2016

The British survey results also suggest that lamenesses are more likely to originate in the limb than in the foot.... Read More


Feeding PPID Horses

September 12, 2016

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More


Study: Gut Microflora Changes Could Point to EMS

September 04, 2016

Researchers observed a decrease in the fecal microbial diversity in EMS horses compared to metabolically normal horses.... Read More


Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

August 31, 2016

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID.... Read More


What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More


Does EMS Impact Horses' Immune Responses to Vaccines?

August 12, 2016

EMS did not appear to significantly impact horses' humoral responses compared to age-matched controls, researchers said.... Read More


Hyperinsulinemia in Horses: What to Watch For

July 22, 2016

Researchers identified several disease predictors, including advancing age, laminitis, and a cresty neck, among others.... Read More


15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More


Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood

July 20, 2016

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


Researchers Evaluate Field Glucose Test in Ponies

June 11, 2016

Researchers hope the test will help them predict laminitis risk based on ponies' insulin responses to food.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Elzinga

May 29, 2016

Elzinga hopes to gain a better understanding of mechanisms that could predispose a horse to developing laminitis.... Read More


Researchers Study Glucose and Insulin Testing in Donkeys

May 29, 2016

Researchers found that test results should be interpreted differently for donkeys than they are for horses.... Read More


Is Surgery an Option for Equine Cushing's Disease?

May 24, 2016

Researchers recently described a novel and still experimental procedure designed to treat PPID with positive results.... Read More


Obesity: Cause or Consequence of Metabolic Disease?

May 22, 2016

The team confirmed that EMS horses aren't always fat, but that obesity can point to an underlying metabolic condition.... Read More


Spring Grass Safety

May 14, 2016

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


Caring for and Keeping Older Horses

March 20, 2016

Owners should watch senior horses closely for signs of decline and contact their veterinarians if problems arise.... Read More


Cushing's and EMS: What's the Difference?

March 06, 2016

Practitioners must use clinical signs and laboratory testing to distinguish between these sometimes similar ailments.... Read More


Feeding the Picky Pre-PPID Horse

February 22, 2016

A nutritionist offers ideas for getting a pre-Cushing's horse to eat his supplements while maintaining his special diet.... Read More


University of Tennessee to Host Conference for Horse Owners

February 13, 2016

Lecture topics include nutrition, PPID, parasitology, back pain, toxic plants, natural foot care, and dentistry.... Read More


EMS and 'Low-Carb' Diets: What's Right for Your Horse?

February 01, 2016

Carbohydrates aren't all created equally, and "low-carb" definitely doesn't mean "no-carb." A nutritionist explains.... Read More


Vaccination Recommendations for PPID and EMS Horses

January 27, 2016

How should a senior horse with equine Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome be vaccinated?... Read More


Could Coconut Meal Benefit Some Horses?

January 25, 2016

Coconut, or copra, meal could be useful for horses requiring low-NSC diets, researchers found... Read More


The Horse's Top Infographics of 2015

December 31, 2015

Topics included stress, scratches, hoof abscesses, deworming, vaccinations, metabolic syndrome, healthy coats, and more.... Read More