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Equine Cushing’s Disease (PPID) – What is it, and how does it affect my horse’s diet?

November 22, 2019

Tags: Nutrition, laminitis, equine nutrition, horse nutrition, horse diet, Equine Cushing's Disease, PPID, pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction,

Equine Cushing’s Disease, also known as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) is one of the two most common endocrine disorders diagnosed in horses. The other is Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS). While PPID and EMS are completely separate conditions, nutritionists often make similar feeding recommendations for both situations. First, let’s define each condition.  Alphabet Soup – What is PPID

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Proper Fitting & Use of Grazing Muzzles

July 5, 2016

Tags: buckeye nutrition, grazing muzzles, pasture, obesity, horse, laminitis,

Limiting pasture intake is recommended for obese horses and ponies and those at risk for laminitis.  This can be difficult to do if horses have access to pasture full-time or when, for example, stabling is not an option.  Grazing muzzles are a valuable tool to limit pasture intake in horses and ponies and, when properly used, can help to limit pasture intake in those that are obese or prone to obesity with access to pasture.

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