Recent News for Metabolic Problems

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Researchers Evaluate Endocrinopathic Laminitis Prevalence

December 03, 2011

Endocrinopathic laminitis might be more common in horses affected by endocrine disease than once believed.... Read More

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Soaking Hay: How Much Sugar is Actually Removed?

November 30, 2011

According to one team of researchers, WSC reduction varies depending on how long the hay is submerged.... Read More

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Inaugural EQUUS Foundation Research Fellowships Awarded

November 20, 2011

Two equine researchers were presented today with the inaugural 2011 EQUUS Foundation Research Fellowships.... Read More

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Drug to Treat PPID Clinical Signs Receives FDA Approval

November 03, 2011

The newly approved medication is the first and only FDA-approved product for managing PPID in horses.... Read More

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Expanded Poster Session Added to Laminitis Conference

October 14, 2011

The International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot features an expanded poster session.... Read More

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AHF Releases 2011 Equine Research Project Summaries

October 06, 2011

The Arabian Horse Foundation released summaries of the research projects the organization funded in 2011. ... Read More

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Making Sense of the Cushing's-EMS-Hypothyroidism Puzzle

October 01, 2011

What is the difference between these three potentially confusing conditions? ... Read More

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The Aging Horse

August 01, 2011

We'll explore how the horse's body systems age and what to look out for in your equine senior citizen.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Link Between Obesity, Laminitis, and EMS

July 27, 2011

Is inflammation involved in chronic laminitis development in horses with equine metabolic syndrome? ... Read More

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UC Davis to Partner with APHA for Genetic Testing

July 25, 2011

The APHA has introduced the University of California, Davis, as its official genetic testing provider. ... Read More

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Using Nutrition to Prevent and Manage Equine Disease

July 19, 2011

Adjusting what a horse consumes can help prevent or squelch some equine ailments.... Read More

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Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 18, 2011

As lush summer grass grows, unfortunately so does your horse's risk for laminitis. ... Read More

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AHF Announces $12,500 in Research Grants

July 12, 2011

The Arabian Horse Foundation (AHF) has announced $12,500 in equine research funding for 2011. The latest round... Read More

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Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 01, 2011

Pasture-associated laminitis can have a sneaky, slow onset. Owners often just assume their horses are "off." ... Read More

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Tying-Up in Horses: A Review

June 15, 2011

Tying-up, or exertional rhabdomyolysis, is a frustrating problem for horse owners, but can be managed through ... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Steps for Diagnosing Cushing's Disease

June 08, 2011

A team of researchers recently determined what they believe to be the ideal first step for diagnosing PPID ... Read More

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AQHF Funds Gluck Center Research Projects

May 25, 2011

The American Quarter Horse Foundation will fund two equine research projects at the University of Kentucky ... Read More

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Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Conference Scheduled for August

May 09, 2011

The Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group (ECIR Group) recently announced plans for the First Annual No Laminitis! Conference to take place on Aug. 5-7, 2011, hosted by Black Horse Consulting in conjunction with DeMario Farms of Chittenango, ... Read More

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Summer Slim-Down (for a Belgian horse)

May 02, 2011

I have 9-year-old Belgian gelding that I'm trying to slim down for showing this summer, but I do want to make sure he is getting all of his nutritional requirements, especially for the winter. Can you give me some ideas for a feeding regimen?... Read More

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Lactation: No End in Sight

May 01, 2011

My mare foaled in November 2007 and to date (Feb. 2011), she still produces enough milk that when you...... Read More

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First Equine Endocrinology Summit Held

April 25, 2011

Equine endocrine disorders--namely pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, or equine Cushing's disease) and equine metabolic syndrome-- represent an area of horse health that researchers are still working to fully understand. The collective ... Read More

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Horses Needed for Metabolic Syndrome and Laminitis Research

February 25, 2011

The equine genetics research group at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is collaborating with Ray Geor, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor and chair of the department of large animal clinical sciences at Michigan ... Read More

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Compounded Pergolide Comparisons (AAEP 2010)

February 11, 2011

Systemic effects of equine Cushing's disease, a common malady in older horses, have been controlled well in many horses with daily administration of pergolide. Until 2007 this medication was available for off-label use--the human product was ... Read More

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Identifying and Managing Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

January 31, 2011

Diagnosing EMS and taking steps to manage it can allow your horse to live a healthy and productive life. ... Read More

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Endocrine Disease Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 27, 2011

One of the Table Topic discussions at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners annual meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., addressed equine endocrine disorders. Moderators and attendees discussed diagnostic testing for equine ... Read More