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Yawning Horse clear backgroundFrom Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital:

Lots of good information in the 2nd quarter issue of the Rood & Riddle Report including information on corneal grafts, equine metabolic syndrome, cushing’s disease and news around RREH – Read It Online Here!

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Wondering whether you’re feeding a surplus of supplements? Are your ponies at a healthy weight, or are they a little too roly-poly? How much hay does a horse need, anyway? Now’s a great time to learn the answers to those questions and more.

Through Jan 23, 2012, Dr. Eleanor Kellon is offering a buy one get one free special on ALL of her online classes on equine nutrition and management. Free course to be same length as the purchased course – 10 week course or 2.5 week short course. Read the rest of this entry »

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No Laminitis! Conference
August 5-7, 2011
DeMario Farms, Chittenango, NY

The Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance Group (ECIR Group), an internet based group for horses with Equine Cushing’s disease and Insulin Resistance, recently announced plans for the First Annual No Laminitis! Conference to take place on August 5-7, 2011, hosted by Black Horse Consulting in conjunction with DeMario Farms, Chittenango, NY.

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Caution! Grass that’s high in simple sugars and starches can trigger a laminitis attack in sensitive horses!

Was your horse or pony “a little sore-footed” last spring when the grass started coming out?

Is your mule a little on the chunky side?

Does your donkey have a cresty neck or fatty deposits at the top of his tail?

Is your miniature horse an easy keeper?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, your equine buddy may be insulin resistant.  Grass, hay, and bagged feeds that are high in simple sugars and starch can trigger a laminitis attack in insulin resistant equines!  Plan to limit grazing time this spring, and make other adjustments to your feeding program, to ward off a potential laminitis attack.
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The Equine Cushing’s Disease and Insulin Resistance website is complimentary to the Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance Yahoo Group (EC and IR Group).  These resources are your first stop for comprehensive and up-to-date information about Equine Cushing’s, Insulin Resistance, Laminitis, and Founder. Read the rest of this entry »

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