Researchers will investigate a new laboratory test to improve diagnosis of equine metabolic syndrome, a metabolic and hormonal disorder in horses.
Researchers will investigate the potential relation between the bacterial composition of the gut, known as the microbiome, and the development of equine metabolic syndrome in Shetland ponies.
Investigating the Link Between Environmental Exposure to Chemicals and Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)
Researchers will investigate the link between persistent organic pollutants in the environment and the development of equine metabolic syndrome.
Researchers will search for genetic markers associated with an increased risk for equine metabolic syndrome, a disorder in horses characterized by insulin resistance, obesity and susceptibility to laminitis.
As part of a larger research project (D17EQ-019), the research fellow will analyze metabolic products to help prioritize genetic regions of interest in the ongoing search for markers associated with an increased risk of equine metabolic syndrome in horses.
Researchers will search for candidate genes associated with equine metabolic syndrome in five horse breeds – Arabian, Morgan, quarter horse, Tennessee walking horse, and Welsh pony.
This study will investigate the genetic risk factors that underlie susceptibility for equine metabolic syndrome and laminitis in horses.