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Feeds for Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Q. What commercial feeds (brands, types etc.) are available for horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome? I do not like to recommend particular brands. I do, however, generally recommend looking for brands that have a good reputation, with a well-educated team of nutritionists and good customer service. The feeds should be made at facilities that don’t make other livestock feeds (to reduce the risk of cross-contamination) and use high-quality ingredients. With that said, many companies will have products that may be suitable for horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome, as well as a number of other types of horses (broodmares, athletes, etc.). Horses with EMS are characterized by obesity, insulin resistance and recurrent laminitis. In my opinion, the best way to manage all three of these issues is to get the horse to lose weight (fat). Weight loss will obviously decrease obesity, improve insulin sensitivity and can take pressure off of the limbs…

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