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Equine Metabolic Syndrome

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Test your knowledge about EMS and fly your way to the hive!

Created Date 10.09.20
Last Updated 10.10.20
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Topics of this game:
  • What is another name for Equine Metabolic Syndrome?
  • What is the most significant problem caused by EMS?
  • Horses with EMS usually have a body condition score that is:
  • What is the typical age range of horses with EMS?
  • Which is the most common site of fat deposition seen in EMS horses?
  • Other signs of EMS include:
  • The primary clinical finding on bloodwork in a horse with EMS is:
  • It is thought that high insulin is what directly causes laminitis.
  • Horses with EMS respond to a high carbohydrate meal with:
  • How is EMS most accurately diagnosed?
  • What should always be done when hyperglycaemia accompanies hyperinsulinemia?
  • If bloodwork shows hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycaemia:
  • Treatments for EMS include:
  • Dietary management for EMS involves:
  • How can weight loss be followed?
  • Sudden feed restriction in an effort to decrease body weight should be avoided:
  • 5 days a week of 30 minutes of cantering has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity:
  • What can be given if weight loss is not occurring through diet and exercise:
  • Prevention is focused on maintaining a normal weight in horses:
  • In addition to Spring time, Pasture is also high in soluble carbohydrates during fall: