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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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Do You Need an Oral Sugar Test to Diagnose EMS?

It has been established that high blood insulin is responsible for about 90% of all laminitis cases and best current estimate is 10 to 15% of the equine population is at risk of EMS – Equine Metabolic Syndrome.  A central … Continue reading

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