Physical characteristics, blood hormone concentrations, and plasma lipid concentrations in obese horses with insulin resistance.

OBJECTIVE To compare obese horses with insulin resistance (IR) with nonobese horses and determine whether blood resting glucose, insulin, leptin, and lipid concentrations differed between groups and were correlated with combined glucose-insulin test (CGIT) results. ANIMALS 7 obese adult horses with IR (OB-IR group) and 5 nonobese mares. PROCEDURES… CONTINUE READING