I recently saw a post on Facebook from an owner asking for alternative treats to POLO mints for her horse which had suffered from tying-up. She had been advised by her vet not to feed POLO mints because they are “loaded with carbohydrate”. This advice intrigued me. So I looked up the nutritional breakdown of POLO mints courtesy of TESCO. And yes, its true that POLO mints are loaded with carbohydrates. In
Oral Prednisolone treatment does not appear to increase the risk of laminitis The perceived wisdom for as long as I can remember has been that oral prednisolone (a steroid) is considered to increase the risk of horses developing lamintis. Quoting from this study, “It is accepted amongst equine practitioners that glucocorticoid [steroid] treatment is a risk factor for the development of laminitis.” A recen
I’m pleased to announce that I will be delivering a keynote lecture at next years British Association of Animal Science conference on technology, academia and industry. http://www.bsas.org.uk/events-conferences/bsas-annual-conference-2016/
Dr David Marlin is a scientist with more than 20 years experience in physiology and biochemistry. His specialist areas include exercise physiology, respiratory and cardiovascular physiology and disease, thermoregulation, physiological measurement, imaging and diagnostic devices. He has worked with a variety of species including horses, dogs, cats and human subjects. One of David's highest profile projects was the research into the effects of heat and humidity in the lead up to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.