Horse Metabolism And Hormones

Hormone System And Metabolic Diseases

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*An Introduction To The Horse Hormone System And Metabolic Diseases

These topics cover how metabolism works and what happens when they don’t work.  Specifically, if the hormones work incorrectly then messages that regulate body functions report misinformation.  If the immune system is blind to an attack or if it overreacts the body suffers like an error from a player in a game.  The most common problems with metabolism are not errors but adaptations to the environment.  When the environment is changed (an ice age or the overabundance of food) the body adapts to this to help the horse survive.  This is good when changes occur over thousands of years but it is bad when it happens within a lifetime.

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Anhidrosis (Non-sweating horses)

No one has determined why some horses in the same environment stop sweating while others do sweat but we know that every horse is different with different responses to triggers. And no one (to my knowledge) has determined the mechanism behind anhydrosis.
Accidentally we have found a cure that seems to work in every horse we try it with and we need your help to give us more examples of this treatment’s success.

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Goiter

Goiter in the horse is the term for any enlargement of the thyroid gland.

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Hematology In Horses

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Physiology

Knowing how nutrition works in the horse down to the cellular and molecular level is important. You may not think so or you may not feel capable of understanding the complexities.  If you try you will not only help your horse thrive, you will also save a lot of money!

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Posts

No Sweat!

I mean, no sweat as in your horse has stopped sweating. For anyone in the latitudes where it never gets above 85 degrees F or the humidity is moderate, you will never know what I’m talking about. I wish I had a picture of the first horse I had actually known with...

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Sweating Again In 3 Days – Testimonial

This is areport from the owner of a 27 year horse being fed with care but will not sweat in the summer heat. “I know you wanted an update on how he was doing so this is what I’ve got so far: Well, we’ve completed the 1 week “diet reset” where I...

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Podcasts

Carbohydrate Dependency in Horses – Podcast #002

What is carbohydrate (sugar) dependency in horses and how does it lead to chronic protein deficiency and insulin resistance? This is a fundamental question every horse owner should try to understand in order to 1) feed horses correctly and 2) prevent most diseases in...

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Cushing’s Disease In Horses – Podcast #003

The pituitary is a small gland at the bottom of the brain that regulates so many hormones in the horse. Without it, the body of every mammal (horse and human) would become unbalanced and eventually destroy itself. And it is only the size of a pea! Disease of the...

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Endocrine Disease And The Equine Athlete – Podcast #036

I attended a Zoom meeting hosted by the FVMA with the presenter Dr Jane Manfredi of Michigan State.The title of her talk was “Quick On Their Feet: Endocrine Disease And The Equine Athlete.” I arrived a few minutes late but from what I could tell, this was a...

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Entropy And Horses – Podcast #054

Entropy means the natural and required decrease in energy, moving organized things into disorganized things and eventually ending in complete chaos. It is the description of the Second Law of Thermodynamics (one of the only three laws that forces everything on earth...

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Equine Endocrinology – Podcast #008

Equine endocrinology is a deep and complicated subject but in this podcast, Geoff Tucker, DVM (Doc T) reports on a webinar he attended for continuing education credit presented by a pharmaceutical company. Dr Tucker addresses their perspectives as compared to what he...

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Hormesis, Rapamycin and Horses – Podcast #025

All things in life experience an ebb and flow much like the seasons, the loss of leaves of the oak tree, the tides or the birth and death of all living things. What seems to be the challenge for all of us and our horses is not just having a long life but to be healthy...

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Horse Nutrition Review – Podcast #048

Every day someone asks me about feeding their horses. For me it has become simple only because I have repeated this information but for you…. maybe not so simple. I review a lot of what I have said before and I use some different approaches to help you...

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Podcast #024 – The Mighty Mitochondria

Within the cells of our horses are power stations where fuel is converted into energy. Without this power station called the mitochondria, the cell and thus the horse dies. In reality, the mitochondria are organisms living within our cells as a symbiotic relationship...

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The Calcium To Phosphorus Ratio – Podcast #006

Calcium (Ca) and Phosphorus (P) are two of the most plentiful minerals in your horse and are required for bone structure, muscle function and hundreds of other metabolic functions. However they compete for uptake in the digestive tract. When there is more phosphorus...

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Webinars

Topics

*An Introduction To The Horse Hormone System And Metabolic Diseases

These topics cover how metabolism works and what happens when they don’t work.  Specifically, if the hormones work incorrectly then messages that regulate body functions report misinformation.  If the immune system is blind to an attack or if it overreacts the body suffers like an error from a player in a game.  The most common problems with metabolism are not errors but adaptations to the environment.  When the environment is changed (an ice age or the overabundance of food) the body adapts to this to help the horse survive.  This is good when changes occur over thousands of years but it is bad when it happens within a lifetime.

read more

Anhidrosis (Non-sweating horses)

No one has determined why some horses in the same environment stop sweating while others do sweat but we know that every horse is different with different responses to triggers. And no one (to my knowledge) has determined the mechanism behind anhydrosis.
Accidentally we have found a cure that seems to work in every horse we try it with and we need your help to give us more examples of this treatment’s success.

read more

Goiter

Goiter in the horse is the term for any enlargement of the thyroid gland.

read more

Physiology

Knowing how nutrition works in the horse down to the cellular and molecular level is important. You may not think so or you may not feel capable of understanding the complexities.  If you try you will not only help your horse thrive, you will also save a lot of money!

read more

Posts

No Sweat!

I mean, no sweat as in your horse has stopped sweating. For anyone in the latitudes where it never...

read more

Podcasts

Webinars