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Volume 58 Supplement 1

Animal Obesity – causes, consequences and comparative aspects: current research

Research

Uppsala, Sweden14-16 June 2015

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Edited by Malin Hagberg Gustavsson, Göran Andersson, Johan Bröjer, Renée Båge, Bengt Guss, Ragnvi Hagman, Linda Keeling, Jan Erik Lindberg, Sara Wernersson and Bodil Ström Holst.

Publication charges for this supplement were funded by the research platform Future Animal Health and Welfare, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

  1. Systems for estimating body condition score (BCS) are currently used in canine practice to monitor fatness levels. These tools are cheap and easy to use but lack the necessary precision to monitor small change...

    Authors: Rita Payan-Carreira, Luis Martins, Sónia Miranda, Pedro Olivério and Severiano R. Silva

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):58

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  2. Obesity is related to the development of several diseases like insulin resistance and laminitis in horses. The prevalence of obesity among mature Icelandic horses in Denmark has not been investigated previousl...

    Authors: Rasmus B. Jensen, Signe H. Danielsen and Anne-Helene Tauson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):59

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  3. Obesity and emaciation in horses have major detrimental effects on health and morbidity, reproductive failure, work performance or carcass quality. Scoring is a current management tool used to assess and monit...

    Authors: Severiano R. Silva, Rita Payan-Carreira, Cristina M. Guedes, Simão Coelho and Ana Sofia Santos

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):60

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  4. There are Swedish animal welfare regulations concerning the body condition of horses and general advice on keeping horses including that horses should be fed so that they do not become over- or underweight rel...

    Authors: Peta L. Hitchens, Jan Hultgren, Jenny Frössling, Ulf Emanuelson and Linda J. Keeling

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):61

    Content type: Brief communication

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  5. In equids, health and welfare depend on body composition. A growing number of equids are now used as leisure and companion animals, and often found overfeed. The need for a close monitoring of body fatness led...

    Authors: Severiano R. Silva, Rita Payan-Carreira, Miguel Quaresma, Cristina M. Guedes and Ana Sofia Santos

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):62

    Content type: Brief communication

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  6. Dietary sugar and starch affect plasma glucose and insulin concentrations. Little information is available about the effect of dietary fibre on plasma glucose and insulin concentration. It is hypothesized that...

    Authors: Christine Brøkner, Dag Austbø, Jon A. Næsset, Dominique Blache, Knud Erik B. Knudsen, Hanne H. Hansen and Anne-Helene Tauson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):69

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  7. An oral sugar test (OST) using Karo® Light Corn Syrup has been developed in the USA as a field test for the assessment of insulin dysregulation in horses but the syrup is not available in Scandinavian grocery sto...

    Authors: Sanna Lindåse, Katarina Nostell and Johan Bröjer

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):64

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  8. Insulin resistance (IR) in humans is related to hypertension and impaired vasodilation. Insulin administration has been shown to lower blood pressure both in insulin resistant as well as in insulin sensitive i...

    Authors: Katarina E. A. Nostell, Sanna S. Lindåse and Johan T. Bröjer

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):65

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  9. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of chronic pain and dysfunction in older cats. The majority of cats with OA do not show signs of overt lameness, yet cats with orthopaedic disease are known to redistribut...

    Authors: Sarah Stadig, B. Duncan X. Lascelles and Anna Bergh

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):70

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  10. Insulin has been used as a stimulatory factor for in vitro cell culture since many years. Even for routine in vitro embryo production (IVP), insulin is added to the media during different steps. There is a str...

    Authors: Denise Laskowski, Ylva Sjunnesson, Hans Gustafsson, Patrice Humblot, Göran Andersson and Renée Båge

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):66

    Content type: Brief communication

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  11. Malnutrition in fetal life and during suckling have in some animal studies resulted in adaptive changes related to the fat and glucose metabolism, which in the long term might predispose the offspring for meta...

    Authors: Connie F. Matthiesen and Anne-Helene Tauson

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):67

    Content type: Brief communication

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  12. Optimal body condition in early lactation is generally accepted as a prerequisite for good reproductive performance. Examination of milk progesterone profiles offers an objective method for characterization of...

    Authors: Lisa A. O’Hara, Renée Båge and Kjell Holtenius

    Citation: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2016 58(Suppl 1):68

    Content type: Brief communication

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