Metabolic Syndrome


Do Current EMS Treatments Work?

November 22, 2015

Current treatment options can be successful, but only with sufficient veterinary support and advice, researchers found.... Read More


Arabian Horse Foundation Announces Equine Research Funding

November 17, 2015

The foundation is supporting projects on EMS, juvenile idiopathic epilepsy, and hoof imbalance and lameness.... Read More


The Uterine Environment's Impact on Foal Metabolism

November 14, 2015

Researchers say the uterine environment can significantly impact a foal's future bone health, metabolism, and more.... Read More


New Drug for Insulin-Resistant Horses in Development

November 05, 2015

Scientists are investigating an active pharmaceutical ingredient called NP-500 with studies in horses.... Read More


Fighting White Line Disease

September 26, 2015

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


Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

September 15, 2015

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More


Scientists Compare Insulin Resistance Test Options

September 01, 2015

Researchers ran four tests on the same group of horses to compare results and determine sensitivity and specificity.... Read More

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Feeding Ponies

January 05, 2015

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


Is it Safe to Breed a Mare with EMS?

December 16, 2014

Breeding a mare with equine metabolic syndrome presents many possible problems. Dr. Bryant Craig explains. (00:02:50)... Read More


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


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


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


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


Arabian Horse Foundation Funds Research Projects

June 22, 2014

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


Insulin Sensitivity Compared among Breeds

May 19, 2014

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


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


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


That Cresty Neck: Is It Muscle or Fat?

April 02, 2014

How can you tell if a neck is round from muscling or cresty from fat accumulation?... Read More


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