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Equine laminitis. II. Elevation in serum testosterone associated with induced and naturally occurring laminitis



Equine laminitis. II. Elevation in serum testosterone associated with induced and naturally occurring laminitis



Journal of Equine Medicine and Surgery 3(4): 171-175



Serum testosterone levels were determined by radioimmunoassay on samples collected at four-hour intervals from 10 horses that were fed a high carbohydrate diet to induce laminitis. Eight developed symptoms, one did not, and one died within 24 hours after administration of the carbohydrate load. All horses with symptoms had elevated levels of serum testosterone 4-8 hours before the time of diagnosis.

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