- By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc
- Jul 08, 2010
Insulin resistance is one of the newest medical conditions recognized in horses and is a hot topic among equine veterinarians. Insulin resistance is a hormonal disorder that most commonly occurs in horses with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and in horses with Cushing’s disease (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, PPID).
This free fact sheet provides a helpful overview of equine insulin resistance, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention.
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