Synonym(s): EMS, Peripheral Cushing's syndrome, Pre-laminitis syndrome, Pre-laminitic metabolic syndrome
There is controversy regarding definition of equine metabolic syndrome and its relationship to the human syndrome. Horses with EMS have not been shown to demonstrate a pro-inflammatory state; there is some evidence of hypertension and dyslipidemia.
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Blood: biochemistry - glucose
Endocrine: dexamethasone suppression test
Endocrine: insulin response test
Endocrine: TRH stimulation test - hyperadrenocorticism
Gastrointestinal: intestinal function tests
Musculoskeletal: physical examination - adult
Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID)
AAEP Core Competencies for New Veterinary School Graduates in Equine Practice
Body condition scoring
Equine metabolic syndrome
Obesity - the fat horse
Manipulating the composition of milk via diet
Effect of lactation on milk yield, butterfat and milk protein
Injection site reactions
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