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Choosing Horse Treats With Lower NSC Values
by Clair Thunes, PhD | Apr 3, 2023
An equine nutritionist’s advice on choosing treats for horses and ponies that might be prone to insulin dysregulation, obesity, or EMS.Read More
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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
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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
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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
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
Study: Straw-Hay Mix Helps Ponies Lose Weight Safely
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Nov 30, 2020
Scottish researchers found a half barley straw and half hay ration helped ponies lose weight.Read More
How Old is My Pony?
by Mary Rose Paradis, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM | Oct 15, 2019
I have a pony who is a rescue, and I have no idea how old he is. How can I estimate his age?Read More
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Mar 15, 2019
Feed your roly-poly pony the way Nature intended to prevent obesity-related diseases such as laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome.Read More
High-Fat, High-Fiber Muesli for Ponies: Researchers Give Thumbs Up
by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Oct 20, 2018
A high-fat, high-fiber “museli” mix appeared to supply sports ponies with enough energy to perform well and maintain body condition while reducing blood glucose levels after meals, potentially reducing their risk of metabolic disorders.Read More