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Morris Animal Foundation, in collaboration with TEDxMileHigh, is proud to present a series of free virtual events where you’ll hear from Foundation-funded experts about the latest in animal health research.

DENVER/April 29, 2022 – It can be hard to resist giving your hungry horse extra grain, grass or treats. But overeating can lead to obesity and can have devastating consequences for your equine friend - like metabolic syndrome and laminitis.

Tune in to learn more about the risks of overfeeding from Dr. Molly McCue, Wednesday, May 4, 6-7 p.m. (MST). In her fascinating talk, McCue investigates why some obese horses get metabolic syndrome and some don’t. Armed with that knowledge, horse enthusiasts and veterinarians can make better management decisions to keep their horses happy and healthy for their fullest lives.

McCue is a Morris Animal Foundation-funded researcher and is the Associate Dean for Research and Professor Equine Internal Medicine and Genomics at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She is an expert in equine hereditary muscle- and metabolic-related disorders and studies both simple and complex muscle disease in the horse, discovering mutations affecting muscle metabolism and contractility.

When and where:
Wednesday, May 4, 6-7 p.m. (MST)
Free and Virtual
Register today!

(If you are unable to attend the event at the specified time, your registration will ensure you receive a link to watch the talk when convenient.)

About Morris Animal Foundation:

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Morris Animal Foundation is one of the largest nonprofit foundations in the world dedicated to funding studies to improve and protect the health of companion animals and wildlife. Since its establishment in 1948, the Foundation has invested $142 million in more than 2,850 studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in critical animal health research.