Tag Archives: insulin resistance

Safe Treats for Horses

The following article was written by Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty, PhD.  For more great information about equine nutrition, please see her website.  Treats: Which are safe and which are not? Horse owners often ask me about the safety of offering common foods as treats. Occasionally, some odd items are mentioned, such as French fries, […]

Cushing’s Disease in Horses

I recently wrote an article about a study that evaluated PPID-Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (aka Cushing’s Disease) risk factors in horses and learned more about the condition that is becoming much more recognized among older horses these days. Writing that article and then discussing PPID with a friend whose horse is showing several symptoms sparked my […]

Insulin Resistance in Horses

Do you have a horse that you would call an ”easy keeper?”  A horse that can seemingly live on air?  If so, there’s a good possiblity he could be suffering from a metabolic condition known as insulin resistance (IR), which is becoming an increasingly recognized problem today.  One of the dangers of insulin resistance in horses is it’s strong association with […]