Insulin Resistance

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Insulin resistance is one of the newest medical conditions recognized in horses and is a hot topic among equine veterinarians. Insulin resistance is a hormonal disorder that most commonly occurs in horses with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and in horses with Cushing’s disease (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, PPID).

This free fact sheet provides a helpful overview of equine insulin resistance, clinical signs, diagnosis,  treatment, prognosis and prevention.

 

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Stacey Oke, MSc, DVM, is a practicing veterinarian and freelance medical writer and editor. She is interested in both large and small animals, as well as complementary and alternative medicine. Since 2005, she’s worked as a research consultant for nutritional supplement companies, assisted physicians and veterinarians in publishing research articles and textbooks, and written for a number of educational magazines and websites.

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