Can a high-fat diet cause elevated bilirubin and unusual sweating?
Researchers now know that simply being obese does not automatically mean a horse has or will develop insulin resistance. So, what exactly does determine whether or not an overweight horse will become insulin resistant?
What's the best diet for my underweight, HYPP-positive mare?
Full-out access to good-quality pasture sets the stage for obesity in many horse and ponies, especially easy keepers, and can spell serious trouble for those predisposed to laminitis. A drylot is one management tool that helps keep weight in check.
My severely underweight aged gelding has multiple metabolic issues and a restricted diet. How can I get him to gain weight?
My Miniature Horse mare is prone to gas colic and insulin resistance. What can I feed her to help her gain some weight?
The development of fat pads or patchy fat, regardless of a horse’s weight, may be an indicator of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).
Certain sources of energy may effect the metabolic responses of exercising horses subjected to feed restriction. Eating causes a positive response in thyroid hormones, and exercise may help maintain thyroid hormone production during negative caloric balance.
Old horses sometimes lose weight for inexplicable reasons, even if they appear to be in good health with robust appetites. Weight loss can be so gradual that owners notice it only after the horse becomes thin.
Despite decades of research, it’s not clear why some horses develop insulin resistance while others that are fed and managed identically stay healthy.
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