Friday, February 28, 2014

How Do Dietary Fat and Starch Affect Tying-Up in Horses? - Full Article

By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · February 6, 2014

Recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (RER) occurs in fit, nervous Thoroughbreds fed diets high in nonstructural carbohydrate (NSC). Clinical signs are diminished by feeding low-NSC, high-fat diets; however, the mechanism is unclear. This study was performed to determine if the glucose, insulin, and cortisol responses to isocaloric diets varying in fat and NSC availability differ in fit vs. unfit Thoroughbreds with RER...

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