Monthly Archives: February 2020

Fasting Insulin in Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Abnormally high insulin is a key feature of Equine Metabolic Syndrome and responsible for the high laminitis risk but there has been considerable uncertainty regarding the best way to test for abnormal insulin. The earliest suggestion was to fast the … Continue reading

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Anemia in Horses

Let’s get one thing out of the way right up front.  Insufficient iron is not the cause of your horse’s anemia, and feeding more iron is not going to fix it. In fact, it might make things worse.  Even if … Continue reading

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Sulfate – Essential to Health

Sulfur in the form of sulfate is essential for life in organisms from bacteria to plants to horses.  Sulfate is an ion with a negative charge, SO4-2 Bacteria in the soil form sulfate from sulfur and oxygen. Soil sulfate may … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease in Horses

Tick season will be starting up again soon and with it the risk of Lyme Disease. The first report of horses carrying antibodies to the organism causing Lyme Disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, appeared in the scientific literature 35 years ago. Skepticism … Continue reading

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