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The Metabolic Horse

The Metabolic Horse

The Metabolic Horse


Owners and veterinarians have long recognized a syndrome among horses relating to obesity and chronic laminitis. 

Aka Equine Metabolic Disease/Syndrome (EMS), Pre-Cushing's/Cushingoid, the insulin resistant (IR) horse is intolerant of carbohydrates and certain management regimes, because the body does not respond to insulin, the hormone primarily responsible for transporting glucose into the cells.