What is a lameness exam?

What does it mean when a horse is “lame”? A lameness is defined as any alteration of gait, but can also include changes in attitude or performance, and is usually associated with pain.   When should I call my vet? While a lameness issue is not considered an emergency, it is best to have a […]

What is Equine Metabolic Syndrome?

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is an endocrine disorder in obese horses that is commonly associated with insulin resistance (IR), laminitis, and fat redistribution.  EMS is more often diagnosed in middle-aged horses, but can occur in younger horses as well.   Genetic Predispositions Studies have shown that certain breeds are predisposed to having IR and EMS.  […]