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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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malic acid

I have heard that malic acid is used for fibromalysia in humans and was wondering if it would be effective in horse with Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy and the pain that may accompany it? I was first introduced to it for use in toxic metal treatment.

Where are you from? New Kent Va

How did you locate this forum? surfing

Re: malic acid

Hello Joy,

I have not come across any literature of the use of malic acid for horses with EPSM. Yes, it has been talked about to help with energy production in human cases of fibromyalgia. However, the body, including horses’, produces malic acid. So, I do not see how it would necessarily benefit to supplement it.

Fat, on the other hand, has been beneficial for horses with EPSM.

Dr. Getty