Monthly Archives: July 2016

Care of the Cushing’s Horse

Since the 1960s when reports of equine pituitary adenomas and their systemic consequences appeared in the literature, our understanding of Cushing’s disease (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction or PPID) and the insulin resistance it causes has grown tremendously.  Despite this, there … Continue reading

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Modern Day Equine Urban Legends

We can all think of at least one old horse care myth that has been debunked but they continue to be generated to this day.  One of the most persistent is that fructan causes pasture associated laminitis, but I’ve discussed … Continue reading

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Do Any Horses Benefit from Grain?

The current wisdom is that all horses should be fed forages only and never any grain.  While it’s certainly true that most horses do not need grain calories and are better off in many ways on a forage diet, there … Continue reading

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Hay Before Grain? The Feeding Order Debate

It’s a discussion that keeps resurfacing.  Should you feed hay before grain, or vice versa.  Should you even worry about it?  What happens? Some say you should feed grain first because the horse knows it’s coming, won’t eat the hay … Continue reading

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