Risk Factors for Equine Metabolic Syndrome


Summary

Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) is characterized by obesity (and/or regional accumulations of fat), insulin resistance, and increased susceptibility to laminitis. This presentation will review the clinical features of EMS and highlight recent findings of a large scale investigation of EMS conducted in more than 600 horses located throughout the US. .

Presenter Information

Dr. Nichol Schultz' research interests include studying the molecular basis of equine genetic disease and genomic influences on non-inherited disease. The focus of her research is identification of genetic susceptibility loci associated with equine metabolic syndrome. For more information about the equine metabolic syndrome research project please visit: www.cvm.umn.edu/equinegenetics/EMS. Dr. Schultz also spent 6 years in private equine veterinary practice.

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