A Primer on Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Recognizing, Managing, and Preventing EMS By Dr. Wendy Mollat   As a horse owner, you’re probably familiar with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) by now. While the clinical signs of the syndrome have been around for decades, it’s only recently that researchers have given more definition to this condition. Below is basic …

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Ligament Damage and the Performance Horse – Part 1

Part 1: Treating a Suspensory Branch Lesion with Platelet Rich Plasma by Jennifer Finley, DVM, Ph.D.   Ligaments are a dense fibrous connective tissue with a complex structural hierarchy, which permits plastic deformation under high tensile loads such as racing at speed or Grand Prix-level jumping. When exercise levels exceed …

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