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
Date Published2010 Nov

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.