Metabolic Issues

EPM/EMND/EDM Summary

Thursday, May 31, 2012
There are 3 diseases seen in horses that all may be related to vitamin E in some way. As vitamin E is a potent antioxidant, it may help prevent and/or relieve symptoms of these diseases. They are in order of how likely you would be to see or hear of them.

Nutritional Suggestions for the Cushing’s Syndrome Horse

Thursday, May 31, 2012
What causes Cushing’s Syndrome? Cushing's Syndrome is NOT a nutritional disease, but an abnormality in the horse’s anterior pituitary gland, mainly seen in older horses. The anterior pituitary gland basically runs the entire hormone system of the horse

Nutritional Support for Older Horses

Thursday, May 31, 2012
At what age does a horse become “aged” or “senior” with respect to nutrition? At 10?? At 15?? At 20?? NRC 2007 suggests 3 ways in which “old age” can be defined: chronologic – number of years from birth physiologic – the decline in physiologic functi