09 March 2011

More Information on Tying-Up

Kentucky Equine Research has posted another article about tying-up -- this one from 2004.  However the article offers some good information...

Equine Recurrent Exertional Rhabdomyolysis Studied 

By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · October 27, 2004

Recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis, also called tying-up syndrome, refers to the severe muscle cramping and cellular damage seen in some exercising horses. Various forms of tying-up affect horses of several breeds and are caused by different metabolic processes. Theories about the cause have included diet, genetics, exercise regimen, degree of fitness, and unknown disturbances in cell chemistry. This study was designed to gather information on the influence of dietary starch, fat, and bicarbonate on recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis. Read more>>

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