Nutrition

Equine Metabolic Syndrome and all it Entails

By Dr. Allison Hartman

 

Laminitis has been a bane of horseman and farriers since the horse was first domesticated.  As our medical knowledge and diagnostic abilities have evolved, so has our understanding of the contributing factors of this disease process, including Equine Metabolic Syndrome.  Equine Metabolic Syndrome is a term that’s been thrown around the […]

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How much should you feed your horse to optimize your feed dollar? Read this months' Ask A Vet for the answers...
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