Archives for: December 28th, 2017

Insulin Resistance in Horses and Selenium Deficiency

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on December 28, 2017
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Insulin Resistance Insulin resistance (IR) in horses has become fairly common. Most horse owners have heard of insulin resistance. However, do you know exactly what insulin resistance is? It occurs Read More

Typical Differences in Your Horse’s Hay

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on December 14, 2017
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When it comes to feeding your horse, you have a lot of different options in terms of types of hay. Different types of hay have different nutrients contents. There is Read More

The Time and Place for a Selenium Injection

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on November 2, 2017
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Selenium shots were once common practice for horses in selenium-deficient areas. A veterinarian once told my dad that it was “the way” to administer selenium to horses.  However, as more Read More

Fall Red Maple Leaves and Your Horse Don’t Mix

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on October 19, 2017
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As the leaves turn orange, yellow and red in the fall, they make for beautiful scenery across pastures. However, there are some trees that you should be aware that are Read More

Increased Risk of Laminitis in Fall Grasses

Written by Emma Edgren on October 13, 2017
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What is Laminitis? Laminitis is an inflammatory condition in the hoof tissues, called lamina,  that bond the hoof wall to the coffin bone. Laminitis can be very painful to the Read More