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All Carbs Matter in Equine Metabolic Syndrome

There are physiological differences between humans and horses. For example, horses don’t produce high levels of ketones, even when starving.  Horses with EMS are not at high risk for cardiovascular disease the way humans are. They develop laminitis instead. Despite … Continue reading

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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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