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Insulin Resistance Symptoms in Horses

Posted by Michael Peterson on

Insulin resistance (IR) in equines, particularly in horses, is a metabolic disorder where the body's cells become less responsive to insulin, leading to impaired glucose uptake and utilization. This can result in a range of symptoms, and if left untreated, can lead to more serious conditions such as laminitis or founder. Here are some common symptoms of insulin resistance in equines: Obesity: Horses with insulin resistance may have difficulty losing weight or may gain weight easily, especially in specific areas such as the neck (cresty neck), tail head, and behind the shoulders. Regional adiposity: This refers to the abnormal distribution...

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