What To Expect Following Diet Change

WHAT TO EXPECT FOLLOWING DIET CHANGE Although it is not possible to predict exactly what you might see in your horse following diet change, this will try to give you some ideas. The information below is based on observations we and horse owners have reported in biopsy-confirmed and suspect EPSM horses following diet change. If […]

Read More

High Fat, Low Carb Diet For Equines

HIGH FAT, LOW CARBOHYDRATE DIET FOR EQUINE POLYSACCHARIDE STORAGE MYOPATHY DEVELOPED BY DRS. ARLEIGH REYNOLDS AND BETH VALENTINE Reviewed by Drs. Kent Thompson and Harold HintzCaloric requirement of a 900-1000 lb horse is a minimum of 10,000-12,000 calories/day (would increase with heavy work – this diet will provide ~16,000 calories/day) The average equine diet provides […]

Read More

EPSM, PSSM, EPSSM, Diets

Designed by Dr. Beth Valentine with assistance from Drs. Harold (Skip) Hintz, Bob Van Saun, Don Kapper, and Kent Thompson Goals To provide no more than 15% total daily calories from starch and sugar, and at least 20-25% of total daily calories from fat Forage Either grass or legume hay (such as alfalfa) can be […]

Read More

Newly Recognized Muscle Disease

Beth A. Valentine, DVM, PhD Neuromuscular Disease Laboratory College of Veterinary Medicine Cornell UniversityResearchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell are involved in an ongoing study of a muscle disease that could affect all draft horse owners, including those with carriage horses, working farm horses, pulling horses, show horses, and breeding horses. The […]

Read More