Recent News for Metabolic Problems

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Hair Coat Conundrums

November 04, 2013

Each of your horse's hairs speaks volumes about his overall health, nutrition status, and genetic makeup. ... Read More

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Determining Horses' Body Weight and Ideal Condition

November 04, 2013

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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Rutgers Presents Event Featuring Dr. Ray Geor

October 29, 2013

Geor's lecture will focus on obesity, insulin resistance, and how these conditions relate to laminitis. ... Read More

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Dressage Champion Bonfire Dies at 30

October 29, 2013

Bonfire was euthanized Monday (Oct. 28) due to complications from Cushing's disease and laminitis. ... Read More

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2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 25, 2013

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. ... Read More

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Do Equine Metabolic Diseases Affect Reproduction?

September 08, 2013

Some veterinarians now believe that metabolic diseases likely have a negative impact on equine reproduction. ... Read More

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UK to Host Endocrine and Genetic Disorders Symposium

August 21, 2013

The symposium is open to anyone interested in learning about these disorders. ... Read More

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Box Elder Tree Seeds Linked to Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

August 09, 2013

Researchers weed out the causes of deadly seasonal pasture myopathy and atypical myopathy in horses.... Read More

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Insulin Resistance: Not Just for Old Cushing's Horses

July 26, 2013

Study results show insulin resistance might be a concern for all aged horses, not just horses with PPID.... 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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Old School Tying Up Treatment

May 14, 2013

Why have vitamin E/selenium injections prior to whatever led to tying-up in the past been abandoned?... 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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PPID Risk Factors in Horses Studied

May 02, 2013

Researchers evaluated the prevalence of and risk factors for pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... 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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Current Diagnostic Options for PPID

April 15, 2013

A two-tier series of tests can help equine practitioners confirm a PPID diagnosis, one veterinarian said.... 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

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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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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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Top Medicine Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

February 04, 2013

Dr. Stephen Reed recaps studies on endocrinology, neurologic and muscle disorders, foal health, and more.... Read More

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Kentucky Round-Up Announces Educational Speaker Series

January 10, 2013

The event will feature an educational speaker series for parents, novice horse owners, and advanced horsemen. ... 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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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