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Metabolic Conditions

Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance Group, Inc

On the ECIR group website you will find the most up to date information on Cushing’s Disease (PPID) and Insulin Resistance laid out in a clear and easy to understand manner. DDTE, diagnosis, diet, trim, and exercise are explained to successfully prevent laminitis in metabolic horses. Articles and the No Laminitis proceedings recordings are also found here.

Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance forum

This public forum is part of the ECIR Group and provides a place for anyone involved with a Cushing’s (PPID) or Insulin Resistant (IR) horse to get help. Here you can get answers backed by up to date research. Dr. Eleanor Kellon is a Veterinary Advisor for the group and has utilized the information shared by the over 10,000 members on this list to create successful protocols in managing PPID and IR horses.

Equine Endocrinology Group

The EEG is a group of clinicians and researchers that work together to advance our understanding of endocrine disorders in horses. The group contains key opinion leaders in the field who meet annually to review diagnosis and treatment recommendations and discuss research. This group provides advice to veterinarians, specialists, research scientists, and the public with the mission of increasing awareness of equine endocrine disorders and improving the diagnosis and management of these conditions. The website is maintained through Tuffs University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

Equine Laminitis

Jenny Edwards has designed a book that owners can easily understand with practical solution in managing laminitic horses and horses at risk of laminitis.


What is Laminitis? – A Practical Step by Step Guide to Recovery

Zoe Messina & Rebecca Scott have laid out an easy to understand book with an immediate action plan for the owner of an acutely laminitic horse. It also coverers short term and long term plans along with a lot of practical tips on management issues such as fitting and making muzzles work, where to buy products, hoof boots, and more.