Adipobiology (The Study of Fat in the Body): An Emerging Field

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What exactly does stored fat do to a horse's body? It wreaks serious havoc on at least 11 vital body functions. Nat Messer, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, an associate professor of equine medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri (UM), presented a compelling discussion at the 2006 AAEP Convention of the relatively new field of adipobiology--the study of fat and its causes and effects. He discussed a

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