Podcast #104 – Florida Association of Equine Practitioners 2023 Meeting #4 of 4

The Equine Practice Inc, The Horse's Advocate

Here are the lectures covered on this day.

1) A Review Of A Novel Treatment For Equine Osteoarthritis: Intra-articular 2.5% Polyacrylamide Hydrogel – Megan Green, DVM – A product manufacturer presented this talk. She described using a registered medical device injected into the joints of horses (and humans) that helps cushion the concussion and provides a scaffolding for cartilage repair.

2) Diagnosis Of PPID In Practice – Dianne McFarlane, DVM – “This is a dopaminergic neurodegenerative disease.” You must have clinical signs despite the blood work. It is a catabolic disease, so the horse must be losing weight: these and other tidbits.

3) Prevention Of Endocrinopathic Laminitis By IDing ID – Dianne McFarlane, DVM – She discusses how insulin is involved in laminitis, though it raises some questions about other causes. Testing, including the oral glucose tolerance test and others, are discussed. Prevention and treatment are also touched on.

4) Treating Equine Endocrine Disease: Is There Anything New? – Dianne McFarlane, DVM – Diet, metformin, and SGLT2 inhibitors are discussed.

5) Vitamin E For Horses: What Veterinarians Need To Know – Kelly Vineyard, PhD – The diseases of vitamin E in horses are discussed, along with familiar dietary sources for horses. She promotes a Purina balancer product, explaining why all horses should be fed this supplement.

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