Bringing equine adipose tissue into focus

RM Morgan, Sophie McCullagh, Miranda Carlotta Maria Dosi, John Keen

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Adipose tissue is not only required for energy storage but is an essential endocrine organ with a central role in the pathology
of obesity. The understanding of its role, both in human and equine medicine, is continually evolving. With obesity being an
ever-growing problem in the equine population, gaining owner compliance is critical when implementing management plans.
The aim of this review is to encourage the inclusion of the concept of adiposity in discussions with horse owners on obesity and metabolic syndrome. In doing this, we hope to improve clients understanding and therefore maximise the impact of diagnostic tests, monitoring tools and management.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalEquine Veterinary Education
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 25 Aug 2023


  • Horse
  • Adipose
  • Obesity
  • metabolic syndrome
  • Insulin resistance


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