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ea0077p174 | Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes | SFEBES2021

Vitamin D status in horses and its association with adiposity

Dosi Miranda , Mellanby Richard , Hurst Emma , McGorum Bruce , Keen John , Morgan Ruth

Obesity and metabolic syndrome are highly prevalent in horses and ponies worldwide. Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) shares much of the same pathophysiology with its human counterpart including adipose tissue dysfunction and insulin dysregulation. Vitamin D deficiency is strongly associated with obesity and insulin resistance in humans and supplementation is often recommended. In horses our understanding of vitamin D biology is limited and its association with EMS unknown. The ...