Metabolism

Subcategories:
None

Obese Horses

Experts at the 2006 AAEP Convention discussed obesity in horses in depth, addressing topics such as adipobiology, insulin resistance (IR), laminitis, glucocorticoids, pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (Cushing’s disease), and the seasonality of hormones.

Read More

Warming Up to the Idea

Riders understand the importance of warming up as a way to ready the horse’s mind and body for the challenges ahead, but there is more to a warm-up than simple preparation. Correctly done, prior exercise substantially benefits physical performance

Read More

Anatomy and Physiology Part 11: Of Blood and Breath

There are few similarities between horses and automobiles, but in a manner of speaking, the horse’s circulatory and respiratory systems constitute its engine. The food a horse consumes is its fuel. The fuel is converted into nutritional energy that

Read More

An Equine Athlete’s Heart

Trainers, owners, and researchers have long pondered the effects of a large heart (one that is naturally occurring and not a result of disease), and have even attempted to use heart size as a predictor of athletic ability.

Read More

Feed Label Laws

Oregon implemented a provisional equine feed label law on June 1 that would allow feed manufacturers to add non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) to the list of nutrient requirements already found on feed bags in that state. Adding NSC to the feed

Read More

Carbohydrates for Energy

In human nutrition, carbohydrates or “carbs” have a bit of a bad name these days. A quick trip through the local book store or over the Internet leads us to believe that dietary carbohydrates are the source of all evil. When weight loss is the

Read More

Exertional Rhabdomyolysis

Tying-up is a problem that has troubled horses and their owners for many years, and it has been known by many names. The old-timers who battled the syndrome in their draft horses following a Sunday away from the fields called it Monday morning

Read More

Fat Burning

For the most part, the word fat has bad connotations in our society today–fat often is used to describe an overweight or obese state. When we think of dietary fat and the proportion of calories in our diet that is derived from various sources”P>For the most part, the word fat has bad connotations in our society today–fat often is used to describe an overweight or obese state. When we think of dietary fat and the proportion of calories in our diet that “>For the most part, the word fat has bad connotations in our society today–fat often is used to describe an overweight or obese state. When we think of dietary fat and the proportion”For the most part, the word fat has bad connotations in our society today–fat often is used to describe an overweight or obese state. When we think of d”or the most part, the word fat has bad connotations in our society today–fat often is used to describe an overweight or obe”r the most part, the word fat has bad connotations in our society today–fat often is used to de” the most part, the word fat has bad connotations in our society toda”the most part, the word fat has bad connota”he most part, the wo

Read More

Spring Tuning (Athletic Conditioning)

Most will agree that thorough preparation of a horse is key to success in athletic competition. With spring hopefully just around the corner, this is an opportune time to discuss conditioning. Of course, the nature of a conditioning program will

Read More

Body Fuel

The importance of nutrition for optimization of athletic performance cannot be overemphasized.

Read More

More From The Horse

Loading mare and foal in trailer
AAEPLogo_4.22
Ontario_WellingtonCounty_Wiki
Can EPM Have a Long-Lasting Impact on Horse Gaits

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

When do you vaccinate your horse?
385 votes · 385 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!