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Not Just An Easy Keeper

Understanding Equine Metabolic Syndrome,

They are not just an easy keeper

“Doc he has always been an easy keeper” is a common response from owners when starting the conversation about their horse’s weight and my concern for Equine Metabolic Syndrome. I certainly do not doubt Brownie has always been on the chunky side and the owner has not noticed any issues up to this point, however understanding Equine Metabolic Syndrome and being able to identify individuals at risk is key to preventing problems down the road.

 Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is a metabolic disorder that can lead to the development of laminitis in horses, ponies and donkeys. Early identification and management of horses with a potential to develop EMS is key to preventing a severe laminitic episode. Click here to learn more.


Watch Dr. Cook discuss EMS and PPID in this video. 

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