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Metabolic Horse Blog

Steam it, don't soak it!

6.3.21

Much as owners of IR/EMS horses depend on soaking hay being a lifeline, there's now evidence out there showing an increased bacterial risk to soaking.

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Spirulina may be an effective support for Leptin Resistance

8.4.19

Let me first introduce you to Bilirubin – google it and you’ll read that it’s a waste product formed by the breakdown of aging red blood cells in the body. As it turns out, there’s science out now that shows bilirubin to be a potent antioxidant, protective against an array of diseases (including IR) associated with increased oxidative stress - and a compound in Spirulina mimics this very antioxidant function.

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The metabolic horse - and me

20 Oct'18

This weekend’s blog is, I think, going to be a Carol-Ramble. I was going to blog about an actual subject as I have a few draft documents up my sleeve, as well as a couple of Herb Nerd’s that I really want to post (I’m a herb nerd after all). Then, as life’s coincidences have it, there’ve been a couple of ‘ooh’ moments over the last few days, finally triggered by a FB post this morning from the very lovely Vikki Fear, she of the Equine Podiatry & Horse Charming FB page, referring to a TheHorse.com post about “It’s All Connected – Bodywide Inflammation in Horses”.

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The Overweight Horse - leptin resistance could be the clue

Nov'15

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