Reining in equine metabolic syndrome : a gluttony of challenges
de Laat, Melody A. (2013) Reining in equine metabolic syndrome : a gluttony of challenges. The Veterinary Journal, 196(2), pp. 141-142.
We humans are complicated creatures. Despite remarkable intellect, a fearsome ability to push boundaries and superior survival mechanisms, we are at times our own worst enemy. Metabolic syndrome continues to be a premier health problem in developed, and now increasingly in undeveloped, nations. It is spreading across the planet like an infectious disease and is costing us millions. Metabolic disease remains an important focus both for medical research and for governments desperate to ease the burden on already over-taxed health systems. Unlike some previous worldwide health epidemics, obesity-related diseases will require more than a single, silver bullet. A simple vaccine or treatment cannot overcome a lack of education, awareness and in some cases sheer determination; the human element of these diseases. Undeniably, these ‘human elements’ also complicate our ability, as veterinarians, to effectively manage the growing incidence of equine obesity and metabolic disease...
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Equine Obesity, Metabolic Disease, Equine Metabolic Disease, Laminitis|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Deposited On:||02 May 2013 22:19|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2013 01:34|
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