Category: Specific Conditions

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Iron Overload in Horses

I recently wrote an article for The Horse about a study which evaluated the potential link between insulin resistance (IR) and iron overload in horses.  Interestingly enough, the study’s purpose was actually to investigate this...

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Gastric Ulcers in Horses

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the stomach meridian is linked with the emotion of worry or anxiety.  So it’s no surprise that an overabundance of this type of emotion is connected with stomach (gastric) ulcers as well...

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Jiaogulan for Horses

I have begun using herbs more and more with my horses, and one that I have used (with success) is a Chinese herb called Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum).  Many people call it J-Herb, for short.  I wanted to share when...

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Heaves in Horses

Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), aka heaves, is an allergic and inflammatory lung disease in horses.  It’s similar to human asthma. Many people may not think of heaves as being all that dangerous, but my...