Is your horse taking Prascend (Pergolide) for Cushing’s disease?

Equipockets  are the delicious way to give your horse medication. They are tested at Equi-Analytical Laboratories and are under 10% ESC and Starch, which are the recommendations from veterinarians for horses with Insulin Resistance, Cushing’s disease, PSSM, and Equine Metabolic Syndrome. They were developed with the Veterinarians from Boehringer Ingelheim (the maker’s of the Prascend […]

What is really in your treats?

All natural, low sugar, sugar-free, made with human grade ingredients, Sounds delicious, but what does it really mean? Carbohydrate sensitive horses (IR, Cushing’s, EMS, PSSM) horses need to be on “sugar-restricted” diets, and their diets must be closely monitored to avoid issues with laminitis, so labels just stating that they are low sugar, lower sugar, […]

Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance in Horses

  When it comes to caring for insulin-resistant (IR) horses, diet plays a very important role in managing insulin levels and preventing associated diseases such laminitis. Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia are key features of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and can also occur in horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (or equine Cushing’s disease). These animals […]

GLYCEMIC INDEX OF HORSE FEEDS AND WHY IT IS CRITICAL FOR YOUR IR, CUSHING’S, EMS, PSSM HORSES.

Glycemic index is a number assigned to a type of grain,hay, or product indicating the rate of carbohydrate absorption after consumption of that dietary component  A concentrated feed or treats that are rich in grain(oats, corn, barley) and molasses, have a high glycemic index, while various types of hay and other fibrous feeds have the lowest glycemic response. Why […]