10 EMS Resources on TheHorse.com

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10 EMS Resources on TheHorse.com
Equine metabolic syndrome, or EMS, has become the universal veterinary medical term for the collection of metabolic abnormalities seen in such horses and ponies. | Photo: iStock

In recent decades, sedentary lifestyles and inordinate calorie intake have caused many Americans’ waistlines to expand. Subsequently, obesity and Type 2 diabetes have become two of the most pressing health threats to humans today. And just as we overeat, we lovingly overfeed our pets … including our horses. This can lead to obese equids at risk for a host of health problems.

Equine metabolic syndrome, or EMS, has become the universal veterinary medical term for the collection of metabolic abnormalities seen in such horses and ponies. There’s quite a lot to understand about diagnosing, treating, and preventing EMS, but don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.

Here are 10 resources about all facets of EMS available for free on TheHorse.com. Search “EMS” or visit the metabolic syndrome category on TheHorse.com for additional information.

ARTICLE: EMS: Equine Enemy No. 1 Equine metabolic syndrome doesn’t just cause equids’ girths to expand; it can also lead to other very serious health conditions.

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