Question: I wanted to ask your advice once again about my 18 year old Welsh pony mare who recovered completely from the winter laminitis( I am still giving her jiaogulan daily) I had my vet come out a...Read more
Thank you for your help and expertise through your courses and through the ECIR. I owe so much to you and the group for help with both of my PPID/IR horses. But I am in need of some help with the diet...Read more
Research has shown about 90% of laminitis cases are metabolic (endocrinopathic) which means the key to successful treatment is controlling insulin.
Everyone's first instinct is to reach for phenylbu...Read more
The "whole food" claim is being used to market some feeds and supplements for horses but what is a whole food and are these products really superior?
Does this look like whole food to you?
The term ...Read more
Why "Bute" Doesn't Work with Endocrine-Related Laminitis
Both you and your veterinarian are anxious to relieve your horse's pain when there is laminitis. The first thing reached for is usually phen...Read more
Nothing New About Crytoheptadine
In recent years it has been suggested cyproheptadine be given to PPID horses with an incomplete response to pergolide but it was shown long ago that it doesn't work...Read more
More Bad Advice about Equine Metabolic Syndrome
My attention was recently brought to a Facebook post which claimed there are plants that can "help shrink the adipocytes, improve metabolism, and pro...Read more
Thyroid Hormone and Equine Metabolic Syndrome
Supplementation with T4 thyroid hormone is a very common treatment in metabolic syndrome, but does it work?
Thyroid hormone is often low in EMS horses b...Read more
Sugar Does Not Cause Equine Metabolic Syndrome
It’s a common belief, but diet does not cause metabolic syndrome.
The wrong diet exacerbates equine metabolic syndrome but it doesn’t actually ca...Read more
Question: While my gelding has improved, he is still tender footed and I can feel a slight digital pulse in one of his fronts. Unfortunately my vet can't make it out until the 26th to do the PPID test...Read more