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EQUINE HEALTH

Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (Insulin dysregulation syndrome, Equine syndrome X, Peripheral Cushing disease) This is a condition commonly found in middle-aged horses (8-16 years) and ponies. It is characterized by obesity, laminitis and insulin resistance. Increased fat...

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Equine Cushings

Equine Cushings (Pars Pitutary Intermedia Dysfunction - PPID) This is one of the most common endocrine conditions affecting equine geriatric populations especially those over 15 years of age. Also known as hyperadrenocorticism, it's common among ponies and Morgans as...

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Choke in Horses

Choke refers to obstruction of the esophagus preventing passage of food to the stomach. Common causes of choke include:Esophageal strictures which decrease the diameter of the esophagus preventing easy passage of foodIngestion of foreign bodies especially...

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