Some of the research related to low starch feed to horses

Gastric Ulcer

Risk factors associated with equine gastric ulceration syndrome (EGUS) in 201 horses in Denmark, N. Luthersson, K. Hou Nielsen, P. Harris, T. D. H. Parkin. 2009. Equine Veterinary Journal, Vol 41;7 p. 625-630.

Link to the study.

Nutrition and dietary management of equine gastric ulcer syndrome, R. E. Reese, F. M. Andrews. 2009. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice, Vol 25(1) p. 79-92.


Muscle disorders

An epidemiological study of myopathies in Warmblood horses, L. M. Hunt , S. J. Valberg, K. Stefenhagen, M. E. McCue. 2008. Equine Veterinary Journal, Vol 40:2 p. 171-177.


PSSM (Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy):

The effect of varying dietary starch and fat content on serum creatine kinase activity and substrate availability in equine polysaccharide storage myopathy, W. P. Ribeiro, S. J. Valberg, J. D. Pagan, B. Essen Gustavsson. 2004. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Vol 18(6) p. 887-894.

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Effect of ration and exercise on plasma creatine kinase activity and lactate concentration in Thoroughbred horses with recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis, J. M. MacLeay, S. J. Valberg, J. D. Pagan, J. L. Xue, F. D. De La Corte, J. Roberts. 2000. American Journal of Veterinary Research, Vol 61(11) p.1390-1395.

Dietary control of exertional rhabdomyolysis in horses, B. A. Valentine, H. F. Hintz, K. M. Freels, A. J. Raynolds, K. N. Thompson. 1998. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol 212(10) p. 1588-1593.



Prevention of acidosis and laminitis associated with grain feeding in horses, J. B. Rowe, M. J. Lees, D. W. Pethick. 1994. The Journal of Nutrition, Vol 124 p. 2742-2744.

Link to the study.


Insulin resistance (IR)

Dietary management of obesity and insulin resistance: Countering risk for laminitis, R. J. Geor, P. Harris. 2009. Veterinary Clinics of North America, Vol 25(1) p. 51-65.



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