Triglyceride, insulin, and cortisol responses of ponies to fasting and dexamethasone administration.

@article{Freestone1991TriglycerideIA,
  title={Triglyceride, insulin, and cortisol responses of ponies to fasting and dexamethasone administration.},
  author={J F Freestone and Karen Wolfsheimer and Richard B. Ford and George Church and Ren{\'e} Bessin},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={15-22}
}
Ponies were evaluated for their response to feed withholding and exogenous administration of corticosteroids (dexamethasone 0.04 mg/kg intramuscular [IM]) in an attempt to reproduce the hyperlipemia syndrome. Because insulin resistance has been associated with hyperlipemia, all ponies were initially evaluated for insulin response to an oral glucose load and normal dexamethasone suppression of serum cortisol. Four ponies were identified as hyperinsulinemic reflecting insulin resistance. All… CONTINUE READING