Tag Archives: topline

Little Recognized Early Signs of Cushing’s Disease

The classical signs of Cushing’s Disease in horses (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction/PPID) of poor topline, sagging belly and long curly coat that fails to shed are only evident fairly late in the condition.  If your horse is in his teens … Continue reading

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Protein for the Active Horse

Protein is the most expensive ingredient in a diet. Equine nutritionists are trained with the same mindset as nutritionists working with other livestock.  Cost is a consideration; return for the investment.  This often results in recommendations being the minimum you … Continue reading

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Vanishing Toplines

    Vanishing, or poorly developed, toplines, is a very common complaint of owners.  Successfully addressing it depends on finding the cause. The obvious sign of a poor topline is prominence of the spinal vertebrae along the back.  The tissues … Continue reading

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