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Careful Consideration Necessary When Feeding A Horse With Cushing's Disease

Feeding horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), also called Cushing’s disease, can sometimes be difficult because these horses are often older, overweight or underweight, and may have insulin resistance, with or without recurrent laminitis. To make the best nutritional recommendations for horses with PPID, nutritionists must first consider whether the horse needs to lose or gain weight and whether insulin resistance is present.
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Leaning Horses, Revealing Hooves

Anatomy disposes horses to lean, a fact overlooked by most riders and farriers, but it could be the underlying cause of the hoof wear and growth patterns that shoers must deal with

If you start assessing a hoof only after picking it up, you might be missing important evidence that helps explain the condition of that foot, according to Deb Bennett. Instead, start the evaluation by watching the horse move and examining its standing posture. Watch for leaning, she says.


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