Understanding Equine Metabolic Disorders Webinar

Understanding Equine Metabolic Disorders

(Presented live on June 8, 2011)

Have an easy keeper or horse prone to founder? Join us for a discussion of the differences between Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Cushing’s Disease, and learn how you can help manage the laminitis, insulin resistance and obesity associated with these two conditions.

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Lydia Gray, DVM MA, is the Staff Veterinarian for SmartPak. Prior to joining SmartPak, Dr. Gray served as the first-ever Director of Owner Education for the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She has authored numerous articles in publications such as The Horse, Horse Illustrated, Western Horseman and a variety of veterinary journals and magazines. Dr. Gray is also a frequent speaker at horse expos, veterinary conventions and other events. After graduating with honors from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and receiving her Master's Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, she practiced at the Tremont Veterinary Clinic for several years. Dr. Gray is active in the American Veterinary Medical Association and Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association. She enjoys training and showing her Trakehner, Newman, in both combined driving and dressage, and is a USDF “L” Program Graduate (with distinction). Find Dr. Gray on Google+

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6 comments on “Understanding Equine Metabolic Disorders Webinar
  1. cait says:

    I “attended” this webinar and got a lot of good stuff out of it. I’m limiting turnout t0 3 hours a day, feeding alfalfa pellets and IR supplement and have been trying the Thyro-L “metabolic trigger” experiment and I have to say my cresty little Arab is the healthiest she’s ever been and moves like an entirely different horse. Even though I’d limited her turnout and supplemented her before, I’d never been aggressive enough, I don’t think, but now I realize she was probably always a little sore all the time. Anyway, thanks for putting this on; I’m giving all the credit to what I learned from you guys!

    • SmartPak SmartPak says:

      Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback Cait! We are thrilled to hear your horse is doing well with your new regiment. Keep up the good work!

  2. pam says:

    Understanding Equine Metabolic Disorders
    My question is what is the answer to question number 1?

    • SmartPak SmartPak says:

      Hi Pam,

      Thank you for your question! We are trying to determine what question you are looking at. Would you mind providing us with additional information about your specific question?


  3. Karen says:

    Do you have answers for all the questions presented on pages 30-32 of the webinar? I have many of the same questions that were on the slides, like 1, 5, especially 9, 14, 17, and 18. Thanks!

    • SmartPak SmartPak says:

      Hi Karen,

      We apologize for not getting back to you sooner but we just saw your questions. All of the questions you are referring to have answers within the presentation. All of the slides you are asking about have the question at the top and the answers in bullets below the question. Please let us know if you need any additional clarification!

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