Metabolic Syndrome

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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Understanding the Differences between EMS and PPID

June 28, 2013

One researcher describes the differences between two common equine endocrine disorders: EMS and PPID.... Read More

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Vaccination Recommendations for PPID and EMS Horses

May 28, 2013

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

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Commentary: Changing Tides in IR Interpretation

May 05, 2013

One veterinarian describes options for determining insulin sensitivity in horses.... Read More

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New Weight Loss Program for EMS Horses a Welcomed Success

April 25, 2013

Researchers recently tested a weight loss plan designed for horses with EMS and had positive results.... Read More

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Insulin Resistance and Iron Overload

April 23, 2013

How can you reduce iron overload in horses that already are insulin resistant and have foundered?... Read More

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New Hyperinsulinemia Screening Test Promising (AAEP 2012)

March 16, 2013

An oral sugar test might provide a more convenient means of screening horses for hyperinsulinemia.... Read More

Novel Therapies for Equine Metabolic Syndrome

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Novel Equine Metabolic Syndrome Therapies

February 28, 2013

In this UK Lecture Series presentation, Dr. Amanda Adams discusses management of horses with EMS.... Read More

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Metabolic Syndrome Dangerous for Pregnant Mares (AAEP 2012)

February 05, 2013

Equine metabolic syndrome can put pregnant mares in an especially precarious in situation.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Presents Lecture on Metabolic Disease in Horses

January 03, 2013

The lecture will focus on diagnosis and management of metabolic disorders, such as EMS and PPID.... Read More

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AAEP 2012: Endocrine Disease

December 04, 2012

Dr. Nick Frank discusses managing endocrine diseases such as equine Cushing's and metabolic syndrome.... Read More

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UK to Host 2013 Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

December 04, 2012

The programs will highlight industry research findings, reproduction topics, and horse management issues.... Read More

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Genetic Disease Researcher Receives AAEP Past Presidents' Research Fellow

December 03, 2012

Dr. Schultz's thesis project focuses on the epidemiology and genetic basis of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).... Read More

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EMS, PPID Focus of Second Equine Endocrinology Summit

September 27, 2012

Endocrinology researchers met to discuss equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and equine Cushing's disease (PPID).... Read More

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Equine Cushing's Disease (PPID)

September 18, 2012

Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID, or equine Cushing’s disease) is a common endocrine disorder.... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

May 17, 2012

There's no cure for EMS in horses, but owners can take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development.... Read More

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Exercise Increases Insulin Sensitivity in Horses

May 13, 2012

Moderate exercise increased insulin sensitivity in healthy horses, thus reducing insulin resistance risk.... Read More

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Gluck Center Researchers to Speak at KER Conference

April 25, 2012

Martin Nielsen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. EVPC, and Amanda Adams, PhD, will present at the conference.... Read More

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Sepsis- and Pasture-Related Laminitis

April 10, 2012

Jim Belknap, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, of The Ohio State University compares sepsis- and pasture-related laminitis... Read More

Amanda Adams and two of her aged research subjects.

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UK Researcher Studying "Easy-Keeper" Horses

April 06, 2012

Adams hopes to better understand why EMS occurs and to find a safe and effective way to treat the disease.... Read More

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New Insulin Resistance Test Method for Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 20, 2012

The new test correlated well with the conventional insulin-sensitivity test and it was repeatable.... Read More

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Commentary: Considerations for the IR Horse

March 11, 2012

Eleanor Kellon, VMD, of Uckele Health & Nutrition, shares her thoughts on insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2011 (AAEP 2011)

February 15, 2012

A wrap-up of the most important, interesting, or applicable studies to equine medicine from Dr. Steve Reed.... Read More

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Endocrinopathic Laminitis: An Incomplete Picture

January 04, 2012

Laminitis stemming from equine metabolic syndrome, Cushing's, and other hormonal conditions is common.... Read More

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Cushing's Disease and EMS Horse Course Archived

December 23, 2011

"Cushing's Disease and Equine Metabolic Syndrome" was presented by three authorities on the topics.... Read More