Recent News for Metabolic Problems

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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

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The Fight to Conquer Equine Laminitis

January 01, 2011

Teams of veterinarians and farriers from around the country gathered at the fifth International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot to discuss the most cutting-edge information available for the fight to conquer laminitis.... Read More

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CH Gypsy Supreme Euthanized at Kentucky Horse Park

December 28, 2010

Nine-time World's Champion CH Gypsy Supreme, a 23-year-old American Saddlebred show horse who had lived in the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions since 2001, was humanely euthanized on the morning of Dec. 22 after a long battle with laminitis ... Read More

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Tying-Up in Thoroughbreds: Narrowing the Genetic Search

December 24, 2010

Researchers suspect tying-up in horses is a heritable condition; however, they have yet to determine the gene--or genes--responsible. But a team of Japanese researchers recently moved the investigation forward with a groundbreaking study of affected ... Read More

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Early EMS Diagnosis and Treatment Minimize Effects

December 17, 2010

Horses with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) are at a higher risk for laminitis than the average horse, but veterinarians are learning more about diagnosing EMS early and minimizing its effects, including laminitis. ... Read More

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Pergolide Remains Treatment of Choice for PPID

December 14, 2010

Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), often called equine Cushing's disease, has been treated with the drug pergolide for years. The main reason pergolide was initially the treatment of choice was largely based on the drug's effectiveness in ... Read More

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What's In Your Horse's DNA?

December 01, 2010

Geneticists have created tools and tests that enhance horse breeders' ability to select for healthy foals.... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

December 01, 2010

Q: My 20-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare has been in extensive training and showing since she was four and has been awarded high honors in breeding quality status. However, over the past two years she has become increasingly over at the knee ... Read More

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Preventing Laminitis in At-Risk Horses

November 15, 2010

Even though veterinarians and farriers are making progress in developing laminitis treatment techniques and researching the causes of laminitis, prevention is still the No. 1 defense against a disease that plagues all too many horses. During the... Read More

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High-Protein Diet Okay for HYPP Horse?

November 01, 2010

I've heard high levels of protein would make a horse "hot." Is this true?... Read More