Theories and causes

C3 and C4 grasses and starch

Grass species can be divided into two groups: C3 grasses that thrive especially in colder climates and seasons and C4 grasses that grow well in hot, humid climates and seasons. This…
Treatment and prevention

Stem cell transplant

Epidermal cells are constantly being renewed. This process, called epidermal regeneration, also takes place in the hoof. It is part of normal growth and repair of the hoof wall. The…
Treatment and prevention

Cold therapy

Cold therapy would be very useful in the developmental phase when no symptoms are visible yet. In the acute phase cold therapy can also be used as a first aid…
Diagnosis

Diagnosis PPID

To diagnose PPID, veterinarians can perform a clinical examination, take blood tests or use MRI scans. Clinical examination Initially a diagnosis will be made by observing the clinical symptoms. In particular,…
Theories and causes

Incretins and hyperinsulinemia

In the gastro-intestinal tract, specialized cells secrete incretins after the ingestion of food. Two important incretins are GIP and GLP-1: GIP stands for glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide GLP-1 stands for glucagon-like peptide-1. These…