publication . Article . 2017

Equine metabolic syndrome in Colombian creole horse: case report

C.A. Castillo; C. Jaramillo; M.J. Loaiza; R. Blanco;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2017 Journal: Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia (issn: 1678-4162, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Abstract
ABSTRACT The equine metabolic syndrome is a condition that can be recognized because of obesity, insulin resistance and laminitis. Genetic factors could play a role in the occurrence of this syndrome. Certain breeds such as ponies (including the South American creole horses) have a lower sensibility to insulin and a higher prevalence of hyperinsulinemia. The environment and management conditions, such as overfeeding and lack of exercise are factors that bring a propensity for obesity. The adipose tissue works as an endocrine organ producing hormones (adipokines or adipocytokines) that affect the horse´s metabolism. The objective of this report is to describe the...
Subjects
free text keywords: equine, insulin resistance, obesity, laminitis, equino, resistência à insulina, obesidade, laminite, Animal culture, SF1-1100, Equine metabolic syndrome, Biology, Physiology, Anatomy, Creole language, Horse
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publication . Article . 2017

Equine metabolic syndrome in Colombian creole horse: case report

C.A. Castillo; C. Jaramillo; M.J. Loaiza; R. Blanco;