Getting any hay is difficult this season, let alone low sugar hay that is suitable for our horses. So what can you do if you can’t get hold of low sugar hay - or any hay at all for that matter? Equine Nutritionist Nikita Stowers shares some feeds and strategies to help you provide effective amounts of forage for your horse to maintain a healthy gut and good condition.
Horses who are often overweight are likely to be at higher risk of health complications, including Insulin Resistance or Deregulation, and Laminitis among others. Keeping your horse at a healthy weight level is an essential step to long term health and wellbeing.
"I couldn’t believe that within 2 days of using Metabolize® he was noticeably moving better and within 5 days he was actually cantering around!"
Almost 8% of equine deaths can be linked to laminitis. Factors such as obesity, high sugar diets, hormonal imbalances, excessive workload, and a myriad of other environmental issues, can cause horses’ immune system to overload and trigger laminitis. It's crucial to address the root causes of laminitis while providing supportive care.
In our Vet-Supervised field study, the horses on MetaboLize® saw a rapid and marked softening, and reduction in the number and size, of existing fatty lumps – and their owners noticed a halt in the development of new fatty lumps. Find out why!
Is your horse suffering EMS, Cushings, prone to Laminitis, or often overweight? This info is for you! Find out why renowned Equine Veterinarian Dr Erin Roddy is getting goosebumps over the latest science-backed supplement formula from Poseidon Animal Health. It’s plant based, it helps your horse regulate sugar, and it’s making waves on the equine health scene!
It may not be what you have been told - but the best way to manage laminitis is to return the horse’s metabolism to its healthy state. To do this, we must provide free-choice long stem forage.
MetaboLize® is designed to assist laminitic horses escape the vicious cycle of sugar sensitivity, insulin resistance, and insulin dysregulation. Metabolize® jump starts the pony’s body so it can begin to process sugar normally again - which may cut months or years off the horse’s treatment time, and protect the horse from relapse.
Diets chronically high in starch and sugar can result in the horse’s body producing insulin - but not enough to clear the sugar in the blood stream. When glucose and insulin remain in the horse’s blood stream, they can suffer obesity, fatty deposits, chronic inflammation, EMS & laminitis.
Overweight horses are more prone to serious health issues, including potentially life-threatening problems such as laminitis. Excess weight also places increased pressure on your horse’s bones and joints. And if your horse is too fat, they are much more likely to suffer from heat stress in hot weather. So what can you do if your horse is getting a little rotund?
What if you could manage your horse on pasture with spring grass AND avoid laminitis (and a lot of worry in the process)? It is actually possible, and the key is using tools which help you limit how much pasture your laminitis-prone horse eats during Spring.