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Insulin tolerance in laminitic ponies.

Authors
  • J R Coffman
  • C M Colles
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1983
Source
PMC
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Abstract

Sensitivity to insulin was assessed in ponies episodically affected with chronic laminitis by measurement of blood glucose and arterial blood pressure during insulin tolerance tests. In terms of blood glucose values, laminitic ponies were significantly less sensitive to insulin than controls. Conversely, a post-insulin decline in diastolic, systolic and mean blood pressure values was significantly greater in laminitic ponies than in controls.

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