Metabolic Syndrome

Study pony Molly weighed 279 kilograms (about 615 pounds, above) before starting the weight loss program. She weighed 257 kilograms (about 566 pounds, below) after completing the program.

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Studies Show How to Reduce Serious Risks Posed to Fat Ponies

August 13, 2015

Owner-managed weight loss in horses with EMS reduced both insulin resistance and susceptibility to laminitis.... Read More

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Determining Horses' Body Weight and Ideal Condition

August 12, 2015

To determine your horse's nutrient needs, you need to calculate his body weight and condition. Here's how.... Read More

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Cresty Neck Prevalence, Risk Factors Evaluated

May 25, 2015

Risk factors identified include height, a previous history of laminitis, breed, herd size, and more.... Read More

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Getting to Know EOTRH

April 23, 2015

This painful dental disease is often seen in older horses and can have severe consequences. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Spring Grass Safety

April 07, 2015

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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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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Feeding Ponies

January 05, 2015

Feed your roly-poly pony the way Nature intended to prevent obesity-related diseases.... Read More

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EMS: Equine Enemy No. 1

December 15, 2014

Equine metabolic syndrome doesn't just cause equids' girths to expand; it can also lead to other health conditions.... Read More

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Promoting Metabolic Wellness

August 11, 2014

Find out what you can do to help prevent your horse from developing equine metabolic syndrome or PPID.... Read More

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Researcher Reviews How to Reduce Laminitis Incidence

July 11, 2014

One veterinarian said dietary management is the key to reducing the incidence of laminitis.... Read More

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Arabian Horse Foundation Funds Research Projects

June 22, 2014

The foundation provided $11,500 for research studying health conditions impacting Arabian horses. ... Read More

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Insulin Sensitivity Compared among Breeds

May 19, 2014

Researchers confirmed that metabolic differences exist between breeds, even if equids aren't overweight.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Managing Endocrine Disorders in Senior Horses

May 11, 2014

By screening all older horses for these disorders, vets can identify problems quickly and implement treatment.... Read More

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Fighting White Line Disease

May 06, 2014

Proper hoof care, diet, and environment are key to curbing this aggressive fungal infection. ... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

April 15, 2014

Learn the risks of equine metabolic syndrome and how to manage horses with this all-too-common disorder.... Read More

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Exercise's Health Benefits for Horses

April 02, 2014

Exercise is extremely important to a horse's overall health, whether the animal needs to lose weight or not.... Read More

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Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

February 11, 2014

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is.... Read More

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Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2013

January 31, 2014

Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, shares her picks for the top equine medicine studies of 2013.... Read More

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome: What We Know, Where We're Headed

January 30, 2014

Vets have made great strides in EMS diagnosis and management, but there's still much work to be done.... Read More

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Researchers Identify EOTRH Risk Factors

January 19, 2014

EOTRH is a painful, recently identified condition that primarily affects horses' incisors and canine teeth.... Read More

Here you see the sole of her right front foot, showing a dropped sole, hoof wall separation, stretched white line, and the ground surface of the laminar wedge.

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Rehabilitating Horses with EMS-Associated Laminitis

January 08, 2014

One farrier developed a program for rehabilitating horses recovering from EMS-associated laminitis.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance in Horses

December 09, 2013

Learn how you can use nutritional planning to manage insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Prevention and Management of EMS in Horses

December 08, 2013

Taking preventative measures though diet and exercise are the best defenses against EMS development.... Read More

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Endocrine Disease and Laminitis in Broodmares

November 24, 2013

Endocrine changes associated with pregnancy might increase a broodmare's risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

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Are All Obese Horses At Risk for EMS Development? Maybe Not

November 12, 2013

One researcher says it's unlikely that every obese horse is at risk of developing EMS and laminitis.... Read More