Metformin a Therapy in Progress for Equine Insulin Resistance

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Oregon State Researchers suggest that a low bioavailability and a rapid rate of elimination of the drug metformin might explain the "varied reports of clinical success" for improving insulin sensitivity in horses.

Metformin is an oral antihyperglycemic drug used to treat type-2 diabetes mellitus in humans. It also appears to increase insulin sensitivity in human patients with type-1

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