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 aware of (so far) are using one of the oldest tricks in the book that has worked extremely well in small pet care markets –  jump on what’s trending for human nutrition.  In the case of EMS, it’s avoiding lectins and a ketogenic diet.  Spoiler alert – thumbs down.

Over the next few weeks we’ll look at the claims being made and explain why they are flawed. In the meantime, caveat emptor (buyer beware) and consider relying on real science-based information that has a 20 year track record of good results without charging you anything – http://www.ecirhorse.org.

There are no silver bullets with EMS.  Correct management is, as they say, a life style change.

Eleanor Kellon, VMD

 

About Dr. Kellon

Graduate of University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. Owner of Equine Nutritional Solutions, www.drkellon.com, industry and private nutritional consultations, online nutritional courses. Staff Veterinary Expert at Uckele Health and Nutrition.
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