Raymond Geor, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, will be the keynote lecturer for the Rutgers Equine Science Center’s annual year end event, “An Evening of Celebration and Science,” on Nov. 19.

Geor, a world-renowned equine scientist, will present “Unraveling Equine Metabolic Syndrome: Definition, Diagnosis, and Management,” a lecture that will focus on the interconnections between equine obesity, insulin resistance, and how these conditions increase susceptibility to laminitis. The event, sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, will run from 6:00–9:00 p.m. in the Campus Center on the G.H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick, N.J.

“Dr. Geor’s presentation is a must hear for every owner of an older and/or obese horse, and for the veterinarians who treat them, too," said Equine Science Center Director Karyn Malinowski, PhD. “Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) is a serious horse health issue that has grown in importance in recent years. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Geor to the Equine Science Center for the ‘Evening of Celebration and Science.’”

Geor, a leading authority on equine metabolic syndrome, is a professor in and chairperson of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University.

Geor explains, “Previously, it was thought that the key driver of EMS was obesity. That may not be completely accurate. While affected animals may be obese, obesity could be a consequence of the issue, not the direct cause. Obesity does not equal equine metabolic syndrome.”

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