Chronic exertional rhabdomyolysis represents a syndrome of recurrent exercise-associated muscle damage in horses that arises from a variety of etiologies. Major advances have been made in the understanding of the pathophysiology of this disease, and causative genetic defects have been recently identified for two conditions-polysaccharide storage myopathy of quarter horses, paints, warm bloods, and draft breeds. Dietary management in combination with a regular exercise regimen comprises the most effective means for control of clinical signs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice|
|State||Published - Apr 2009|
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- Digestible energy
- Exertional rhabdomyolysis
- Nonstructural carbohydrate