Nutritional Articles

Evaluation of glucose metabolism in three horses with lower motor neuron degeneration

Published: 2005-05-12

Brief content of the article
The objective of this study was to determine whether increased glucose metabolism is the potential cause of the decreased plasma glucose curve determined after oral glucose tolerance testing in horses with lower motor neuron degeneration. The authors concluded that increased glucose metabolism in horses with lower motor neuron degeneration may be the cause of decreased plasma glucose curve detected after oral glucose tolerance testing. The authors suggest that this finding could aid in developing supportive treatments with respect to adequate glucose and vitamin E supplementation. A full abstract may be found on http://www.pubmed.com.
Keywords: insulin resistance; MUP analysis; PSSM; hyperglycemic clamp; euglycemic clamp.

Reference
Van der Kolk, J.H., Rijnen, K.E.P.M. Rijnen, Rey, F., de Graaf-Roelfsema, E., Grinwis, G.C.M. Grinwis and I.D. Weinberg. 2005. Evaluation of glucose metabolism in three horses with lower motor neuron degeneration. AJVR 66: 271-276.

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