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Support and Science on the Web

ECIR Horse Group
The ECIR Horse non-profit group's website is the sister site to the Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Yahoo group. This is the first place to refer your veterinarian when they have questions about diagnosing/treating Cushing’s disease or Insulin Resistance. 

Equine Cushings and Insulin Resistance Group The original EC support and research group founded by Robin Siskel and co-owned by Eleanor Kellon, VMD. This is the place for "right now" answers and help plus the most extensive bank of information on PPID and IR available.
EPSM – list for owners of horses with EPSM/PSSM 
EPSM (equine polysaccharide storage Myopathy) is a common problem of large horses. Also good information for horses with PSSM – a similar polysaccharide storage myopathy issue seen in QH and related breeds.  Support for using the latest treatment protocols.

DSLD-Equine · DSLD/ESPA - Information and Management 
Support group for owners of horses with DSLD/ESPA - a systemic connective tissue disease. DSLD = Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis. 
Equine Systemic Proteoglycan Accumulation, which is more descriptive of the causative condition. 

IVIS – International Veterinary Information Service 
IVIS is an on-line publisher of veterinary books and proceedings. The IVIS website currently includes 1,673 book chapters and proceeding articles. Registration is free to veterinary professionals and students. 

Safer Grass – Researcher Kathryn Watts' extensive information on grass, hay and managing pasture for at risk horses. 

Dairy One Feed Composition Library – detailed analysis averages for hay, grain and most feed ingredients

EC Horsekeeping
Sister group to Equine Cushings group - for off topic or general horsekeeping issues and help with diet balancing.

Whole Horse Health 
Linda Cowles’ discussion group. Mix of endurance riders, graduates of Dr. Kellon’s classes and others. If you are going to join only one general equine discussion group, this is the one I’d choose. 

Healthy Hoof  .Com
Linda Cowles' hoof care site. Emphasis on education.

"Learn how to read the hoof", Paige Poss on understanding anatomy.

Desert Equine Balance
Equine nutrition education and information with a Southwest edge, Patti Woodbury Kuvik.

Linus Pauling Institute - Oregon State University
Understanding the function and role of vitamins and essential minerals (micronutrients) and chemicals from plants (phytochemicals) in promoting optimum health and preventing or treating disease