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When the Nutritionist’s Pony Needs a Diet
by Clair Thunes, PhD | Mar 12, 2023
Planning a weight-reducing diet is easy until faced with the loving eyes of a pony begging for his alfalfa.Read More
Watch for False PPID Positives in Insulin-Dysregulated Ponies
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Mar 9, 2023
Insulin dysregulation can coincide with high ACTH concentrations in the fall, even when an animal does not have PPID.Read More
Managing the Laminitic Pony Going Into Spring
by Anna Pesta Dunaway, PhD | Feb 13, 2023
If managed with the right nutrition plan, horses and ponies with histories of laminitis can have successful careers.Read More
Ex-Laminitic Ponies Overproduce Vasodilators
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Jan 3, 2023
Researchers have discovered that ponies that have suffered from laminitis have higher blood pressure and therefore overproduce vasodilators.Read More
What Horses Are Likely To Be Insulin Resistant?
by Shoshana Rudski | Sep 29, 2022
A veterinarian says both age and breed can affect a horse’s predisposition to insulin resistance.Read More
Study: Judges Favor Fat Ponies Over Lean Ones
by Erica Larson | Aug 11, 2022
Judges often place overweight ponies—which could be at greater risk for metabolic issues and laminitis—higher than their leaner counterparts in competition.Read More
Eyelash Malformation Genetic Variant Identified in Friesians
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Jun 13, 2022
Friesian breeders can test for the variant to implement early veterinary management and avoid breeding carriers.Read More
Small But Mighty: Caring for Ponies
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Mar 15, 2022
Learn what makes managing ponies special—from their critical need for nutritional supervision to their often feisty personalities.Read More
Experts: Donkey Teeth Need Attention, Too
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Feb 17, 2022
Donkeys have similar dental structures as horses, and they’re at risk of developing many of the same kinds of dental issues. But, unlike horses, their problems often go overlooked—and that’s to their detriment, according to donkey specialists.Read More
Donkey or Mule Veterinary Patients: They’re Not Like Horses
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Feb 6, 2022
A donkey and mule expert offers tips for veterinarians on how they can best approach, handle, and read their nonhorse equid patients.Read More
Successful Donkey Embryo Transfer Technique Developed
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Oct 17, 2021
While successful embryo transfer in donkeys is rare, a new technique created by Brazilian researchers resulted in two surrogate jennies giving birth to healthy donkey foals.Read More
What Type of Forage Should You Feed Donkeys?
by Clair Thunes, PhD | Jul 19, 2021
Feed donkeys lower-quality forages, such as barley straw or stemmy, mature grass hay, than you would feed a horse.Read More