Metabolic Issues In Horses

Metabolic Disorders

Horses diagnosed with Metabolic disorders like IR (Insulin Resistance), PPID (Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction, Cushing’s, and EMS (Equine Metabolic Syndrome) are rapidly increasing each year. The symptoms come on gradually but can be devastating to a horse’s quality of life. It is a progressive disorder that can lead to infections, colic, muscle wasting, and laminitis.

When diagnosed some owners will immediately go with Pergolide the drug of choice for treatment. We have found that nutritional management can slow the disease progression and significantly improve the quality of life for the metabolic horse. In some cases, those that have been on Pergolide, have seen that diet changes and supplements have been able to reduce or discontinue Pergolide.

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