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Nutrition

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Horse with Cushing's

Feeding Horses with Endocrine Disorders

Despite improved knowledge about the health needs of older horses, there remain two health issues that plague them: equine Cushing’s disease and equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).

KER Research

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body condition in show horses

How Does Body Type Relate to Insulin Level in Performance Horses and Ponies?

This study was conducted to quantify whether body condition was related to resting insulin, glucose, and triglycerides.

Health

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Cushing's horses

Pergolide Available in Tablets for Horses with PPID

Pergolide is the medication of choice to treat pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), also called Cushing’s disease, in horses. This drug relieves the most common signs of PPID.

General Interest

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Foal head

AAEP Offers Seminar on Foal Health

The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) meeting, to be held September 11 to 13 in Phoenix, Arizona, will address factors that are critical in helping foals develop correctly while avoiding infections and diseases.