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How Does Breed, Diet & Obesity Affect Insulin Sensitivity?

Insulin dysregulation and obesity can increase the risk of horses and ponies developing pasture-associated laminitis, but this can also occur in non-obese animals. Therefore, researchers in Australia in collaboration with WALTHAM® examined if diet, obesity and breed may play a role in a horse or pony’s insulin sensitivity.

Read more on this exciting research that was recently awarded as the 2017 “Most Commendable Paper in an International Journal” by the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS)!

  

Insulin Sensitivity Between Breeds

Does Breed Affect Insulin Dynamics?

Being obese and/or having abnormal insulin responses (insulin dysregulation or ID) is thought to increase the risk of laminitis.  Obesity is often associated with ID in certain breeds, but are there breed differences in insulin responses regardless of body condition? In this study, researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia investigated whether breed contributes to ID in non-obese horses.

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Breed Insulin Differences