TED talk: Preventing metabolic syndrome in obese horses

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Why do some overweight horses get metabolic syndrome and others don't? Dr Molly McCue will explore the topic in a free TEDxMileHigh talk.
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A look at why some obese horses get metabolic syndrome and some don’t is the topic of a TEDxMileHigh talk presented by veterinarian Dr Molly McCue in association with the Morris Animal Foundation.

Dr Molly McCue
Dr Molly McCue

It is part of a series of free virtual events presented by foundation-funded experts about the latest in animal health research.

It can be hard to resist giving your hungry horse extra grain, grass or treats. But overeating can lead to obesity and can have devastating consequences for your equine friend – including equine metabolic syndrome and laminitis.

McCue will explore why some obese horses get metabolic syndrome and some don’t. Armed with that knowledge, horse enthusiasts and veterinarians can make better management decisions to keep their horses happy and healthy for their fullest lives.

McCue is a Morris Animal Foundation-funded researcher and is the Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Equine Internal Medicine and Genomics at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

She is an expert in equine hereditary muscle and metabolic-related disorders and studies both simple and complex muscle disease in the horse, discovering mutations affecting muscle metabolism and contractility.

» Register for “Obese horses are at risk of equine metabolic syndrome – can we prevent it?” on Wednesday, May 4, at 6pm (MST).

 

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