Metabolic Booklet Released from KER

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has made available a free guide to the Nutritional Management of Metabolic Diseases. This guide was launched at the 2011 American Association of Equine Practitioner’s meeting but, because of the high demand, copies ran out the first day. Veterinarians and horse owners may log in or register at KER’s online library ( and download a free copy of the booklet.

The booklet was assembled by the nutritionists and veterinarians at KER. It includes practical feeding and management recommendations for the following diseases:

Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID or Cushing’s syndrome)

Equine metabolic syndrome

Exertional rhabdomyolysis

Polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM)

Malignant hyperthermia (MH)

Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP)

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