Optimal diet of horses with chronic exertional myopathies.

The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice

PubMedID: 19303555

McKenzie EC, Firshman AM. Optimal diet of horses with chronic exertional myopathies. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2009;25(1):121-35, vii.
Chronic exertional rhabdomyolysis represents a syndrome of recurrent exercise-associated muscle damage in horses that arises from a variety of etiologies. Major advances have been made in the understanding of the pathophysiology of this disease, and causative genetic defects have been recently identified for two conditions-polysaccharide storage myopathy of quarter horses, paints, warm bloods, and draft breeds. Dietary management in combination with a regular exercise regimen comprises the most effective means for control of clinical signs.