Lipemia is excessive circulation of fat in the bloodstream. It results from excessive or mistaken hormonal signaling that tells the body to release fat from fat stores. It is a common problem among ponies, miniature horses, and donkeys that are being treated for other conditions. It is expected to occur in these breeds when they are off feed for whatever reason.
Lipemia causes a variety of life threatening problems and must be diagnosed and treated effectively along with the underlying primary disorder.
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Fair with aggressive treatment and resolution of the underlying cause. However, this disorder can be difficult to reverse.
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