Effect of fitness on glucose, insulin and cortisol responses to diets varying in starch and fat content in Thoroughbred horses with recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis.

TitleEffect of fitness on glucose, insulin and cortisol responses to diets varying in starch and fat content in Thoroughbred horses with recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsFinno CJ, McKenzie EC, Valberg SJ, Pagan J
JournalEquine veterinary journal
Volume42 Suppl 38
Pagination323-8
Date Published2010 Nov
ISSN2042-3306
Abstract

Recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (RER) occurs in fit, nervous Thoroughbreds fed high nonstructural carbohydrate (NSC) diets. Clinical signs are diminished by feeding low NSC, high fat diets; however, the mechanism is unclear.

DOI10.1111/j.2042-3306.2010.00199.x
Alternate JournalEquine Vet. J.