The Ins And Outs Of Fat In Horses – Rounds With Doc T

The movement of fat in the form of Free Fatty Acids (FFAs) and triglycerides (TAGs) throughout the body passes freely in and out of the body fat cell in a normal and healthy horse. I describe this arrangement and how a continuous supply of glucose in the food triggers insulin and the effect this hormone has in blocking the free flow of fat. This leads to obesity and metabolic syndrome.

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