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Cur-OST EQ Meta-Support; Added Protection for the Equine Metabolic Patient

An overweight body condition in the horse can lead to many clinical problems, contributing to insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, Cushing’s syndrome and even predisposing to other health ailments including laminitis.  The effects can be devastating for both patient and owner, creating huge expense and constant maintenance.  Remedies are plentiful in the equine industry, but many just cover up problems while doing little to correct the underlying condition.

Evaluation of Berry and Citrus Herb Formula in Equine Metabolic Patients

Evaluation of Berry and Citrus Herb Formula in Equine Metabolic Patients

Tom Schell, D.V.M., CVCH


Metabolic syndrome is a term used referring to a group of risk factors that contribute to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke in people. In horses, metabolic syndrome is closely connected with poor sugar metabolism, insulin dysfunction, circulatory disease and laminitis.  In both groups, the risk factor that is most prominent is obestity or excessive body condition, which then tends to increase the risk for development of other factors and further contribute to patient health deterioration.  

Managing Equine Metabolic Syndrome & Insulin Resistance

Equine metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance have been a common problem but seem to be potentialy increasing in frequency or incidence over the past decade.  As the number of cases of EMS or insulin resistance increases, we are ultimately left with determining the best means of controlling these horses for the long term.  There have been proposed many theories of management, but not every approach works in every patient, often leaving us much to be desired.

How Cur-OST EQ IR Works

How Cur-OST EQ IR Works

Healthy sugar metabolism is the key to cellular function. Metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity are strongly connected with poor sugar regulation. In horses, abnormal sugar metabolism is also closely linked with laminitis and poor hoof health.