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Eleanor Kellon VMD

Tendons and ligaments are specialized forms of connective tissue.  Tendons connect muscle to bone.  Ligaments are anchored on the bone at both ends.  Both are composed of interwoven strands of type I collagen protein in a structure much like a rope. Read more

Therapy

Laminitis  and Ponies

Amy Hayek

Other than diet, Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) pattern obesity, known EMS or Pituitary Pars Intermedia (PPID), and use of corticosteroids within 30 days, were identified. All relate to equine metabolic syndrome and elevated insulin. Read more

Equine Wellness

Hoof Trim

kt

If you ask me which is more difficult for an owner to get right, I’d say the trim. If you ask a talented hoof professional, they would usually say diet. It’s actually a trick question. Read more

Hoof Care

Some veterinarians that work with many laminitic horses are well acquainted with this problem, but others are unfamiliar with it. It's a laminitis-like syndrome triggered by cold weather. Read more

Podcasts

Nutrition is a science that incorporates physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and biology. Nutrition is also as much a specialty as Orthopedics, Pharmacology, and more. Nutrition can be studied at the Master's degree or Ph.D. level. Read more

Equine Wellness

IR Horse

Harman, DVM

Easy keepers and overweight horses and ponies have been around forever. Laminitis has also always been with us, and it’s no secret that overweight animals are at high risk. Read more

Equine Wellness 2 Comments

Failing pastures can be defined as those that no longer can meet the nutritional needs of the horse. This can happen a lot sooner than you might think. Read more

Top Products

Chastetree berry, or simply Chasteberry (CTB), has a long traditional history of use helping balance hormonal systems, both male and female. Read more

Top Products

Insulin resistance is an inflammatory condition. Metabolic syndrome in humans is associated with elevation of a number of inflammatory proteins called cytokines but the picture in horses is far less clear Read more

Equine Wellness

Dry Paddock next to spring grass

kt

Given the option, every horse will gorge on the succulent young grasses and largely ignore anything else you try to get them to eat, including grains in many cases! Read more

Equine Wellness

Sifting Hay

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“Without analyzing hay, you are just guessing at your horse’s nutritional needs,” Read more

In the Field 1 Comments

Horse eating hay

Holistic Horse Inc.

Most people are misinformed about protein in the equine diet, but it's important to get this key nutrient right. Read more

race horse warming up

Karen Tappenden

With all the joint supplement options available, it's difficult to make a choice. Read more

Equine Wellness

In warmer weather, it becomes crucial to support and maintain proper hydration, whether doing endurance training, events, trail rides, or standing in a field in hot weather. Read more

Equine Wellness

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