Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Real Cause of PAL – Pasture-Associated Laminitis

It isn’t fructan.  It isn’t hind gut acidosis.  Here’s the science. The AAEP’s Laminitis Working Group did a four year study with the goal of identifying laminitis risks. Other than diet, EMS pattern obesity, known EMS or PPID and use … Continue reading

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Beware Trendy Cures for Equine Metabolic Syndrome/IR

The time is ripe. Horses with undiagnosed metabolic syndrome or those not being managed appropriately are coming down with laminitis from grazing.  It’s no coincidence that PR for new cures is ramping up at the same time. The two I’m … Continue reading

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Nitric Oxide Isn’t Laughing Gas

Laughing gas is nitrous oxide, N2O. Nitric oxide is a very simple gas with just one nitrogen and one oxygen molecule, NO, and is a free radical with a half-life in the body of only seconds. This unassuming little compound … Continue reading

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Whole Food for Horses

The “whole food” claim is being used to market some feeds and supplements for horses but what is a whole food and are these products really superior? Does this look like whole food to you? The term whole food is … Continue reading

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Should You Feed Probiotics?

The World Health Organization definition of probiotics is live organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. This usually refers to oral ingestion but they may also be used for health of the skin … Continue reading

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