Insulin resistance is one of the newest medical conditions recognized in horses and is a hot topic among equine veterinarians. Insulin resistance is a hormonal disorder that most commonly occurs in horses with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and in horses with Cushing’s disease (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, PPID).

This free fact sheet provides a helpful overview of equine insulin resistance, clinical signs, diagnosis,  treatment, prognosis and prevention.