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Understanding Insulin Resistance

Research findings about the relationship between insulin and laminitis may have implications for the diagnosis and management of horses.
Cover of EQUUS Extra volume 39. Coverlines: What insulin does; Equine metabolic syndrome; the risk of laminitis

Just like people, horses can develop metabolic problems that have serious health implications. One of the most common involves insulin, the hormone that enables the body to utilize glucose. This EQUUS Extra explores how insulin resistance develops in horses, what can be done about it and how this problem puts increases the risk of laminitis and other potentially devastating conditions.

  • The role of insulin in metabolism
  • Diagnosis of insulin dysfunction
  • Managing horses to reduce laminitis risk

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