Investigating the role of impaired glucose uptake in laminitis

Charles Sturt University

  • Project code: PRJ-000576

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Sunday, August 1, 2004

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, May 30, 2007

  • National Priority: HOR-Thoroughbred diseases and parasites


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

Charles Sturt University

Objective Summary

Our aim is to understand the mechanisms that control glucose uptake in the hoof then identify the factors associated with endocrine and metabolic abnormalities that lead to impaired glucose uptake tissue starvation and laminitis.