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Supplements, Proper Nutrition Can Prevent EMS

With no specific treatment for equine metabolic syndrome, it's important for farriers and owners/trainers to notice symptoms of this condition and help treat it quickly.
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2012 Donald Walsh Laminitis Series

[Video] Chronic Laminitis And Founder (Part 4)

Chronic laminitis means a life of ongoing, crippling pain for horses. What can a horse owner do? Dr. Walsh explains long-term ("chronic") laminitis and current methods of hoof mechanics to support damaged feet. He explains abnormal hormones and that Cushing's disease ("PPID") or Equine Metabolic Syndrome may be the underlying cause. You'll learn about hay testing and benefits of soaking hay in water. Finally, Dr. Walsh speaks frankly about putting some horses to sleep because of advanced laminitis.
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2012 Donald Walsh Laminitis Series

[Video] Prevent Laminitis In Your Horse (Part 5)

What are the best horsecare practices to protect your horse from laminitis? What are the risk factors? Can icing the feet help? What might a cresty neck or hoof rings mean? You'll learn to recognize early changes in your horse's feet before laminitis occurs and how to correct hormone levels before horses go lame. Dr. Walsh suggests ways to prevent supporting limb laminitis in horses with leg injuries.
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Dealing With Metabolic Laminitis

How your clients can prevent it or improve quality of life for horses who already have it
The metabolism of a horse is quite complex, but were learning more about it all the time, including what hormones affect metabolism in such a way as to cause laminitis.
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Those Amazing Minerals

While they may not make up a very big portion of the daily diet, minerals play a key nutrition role and contribute significantly to horse health
Of all the ingredients found in a horse's diet, minerals are among the most unusual.
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