Equine Wellness: Minerals and Insulin Resistance

Mineral and Insulin Resistance
Photo Courtesy Kim Roe

By Eleanor M. Kellon, VMD for the ECIR Group Inc. A Balanced Intake of Key Minerals is Essential for the Support of IR Horses Minerals have direct and indirect involvement in virtually every action in the body and have important effects on insulin resistance (IR) or its consequences. IR is different …

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Weekend Wellness: The Role of the Hind Gut in Laminitis

The Role of the Hind Gut in Laminitis
Photo: ECIR

A lot of attention has been directed to bacterial endotoxins, MMP enzyme activators, and fructan or starch fermentation as factors in laminitis, but how much are they really involved? With laminitis, it is usually hormones, not the hind gut. In the “horse broke into the feed bin” scenario, too much …

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