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Fatty Liver Disease, Hyperlipidosis, and Hypertriglyceridaemia in Horses
  by Robert N. Oglesby DVM


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The fear of laminitis is now not the only reason to be sure your small equine stays fit and trim. A frequent complication to illness in these animal occurs when excessive fat is mobilized and results in high blood levels of fat, called hyperlipemia or hypertriglyceridaemia. The primary illness may be minor such as a mild colic or even pregnancy can predispose to this but the complication of hyperlipemia has a high mortality rate. This article discusses how this occurs, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention.
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      ~Last Updated: July 10, 2015;
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