Vitamin E in Equine Neuromuscular Disease

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Vitamin E (vitE) is a powerful antioxidant that limits the damage caused by oxidative stress and the actions of free radicals. Across species, vitE maintains healthy muscle and nerve function. In the horse, vitE cannot be synthesized and is therefore considered an essential nutrient. The best source of vitE is fresh green grass. Several specific equine diseases develop in the face of vitE deficiency. These include nutritional myodegeneration, neuroaxonal dystrophy and equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy in young animals.

Program Track:  Equine

CE Credits:  1.5

Available To:  All Attendees

Fee:  $0.00

Speaker(s)

Carrie Finno DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Carrie Finno is an equine internist that received her DVM from the University of Minnesota (UMN) in 2004. She completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at UMN in 2005 and then went on to complete a 3-year residency in large animal internal medicine at the University of California, Davis, culminating in board-certification in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Finno elected to pursue a career in equine genetic research.