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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