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The Seasonal ACTH Rise

ACTH, adrenocorticotropic hormone, is produced by the pituitary gland. It’s function is to trigger cortisol release from the adrenal gland.  Every year in the fall there is a temporary increase in the amount of ACTH produced. For most horses this … Continue reading

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Do Horses Have Food Allergies?

Your immediate response would probably be – Sure, why not? That may well be true but you could be surprised to find out that a true food allergy has never been formally proven in a horse. Seeds, nuts and grains … Continue reading

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