Theories and causes

Dr. Chris Pollitt is one of the most leading and groundbreaking researchers on the subject of laminitis. He made the following, not very optimistic remark about scientific research on the disease: “One-half of laminitis science is incorrect but which half?”

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 classification is based on the different ways photosynthesis takes place…
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 incretins are produced in the small intestine shortly after the…