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RACE CE Quiz - Obesity

Thank you for attending the veterinarian continuing education events on obesity, presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN™. Please take a few minutes to complete the following quiz and receive a score of 70% or greater for full credit.

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* 1. The term “insulin dysregulation” includes several factors related to impaired insulin metabolism, including:

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* 2. With respect to insulin dysregulation which is correct:

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* 3. Which is the best way to monitor a horse’s weight?

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* 4. TRUE or FALSE: A horse with a normal baseline insulin value can still be ID.

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* 5. White adipose tissue and muscle in horses with a stable body condition:

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* 6. Which of the following has not been linked to why some horses/ponies become obese?

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* 7. Health risks related to obesity include:

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* 8. With respect to the Oral Sugar Test, research has shown good correlation with:

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* 9. TRUE or FALSE: A horse with a Henneke Body Condition Score of 7 or above (on a 9-point scale) is considered obese.

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* 10. The main driver of postprandial insulin response is:

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* 11. Body Condition score during the initial stages of a weight loss program:

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* 12. TRUE or FALSE: Equine Metabolic Syndrome only occurs in obese horses.

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* 13. Horses and ponies have been shown to be able to:

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* 14. TRUE or FALSE: One can utilize a horse’s current diet to evaluate insulin and glucose responses, using the guidelines of the OST to interpret response to that animal’s specific diet.

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* 15. When testing for insulin dysregulation the following are true:

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* 16. For horses on a forage-only and/or low grain concentrate diet, which is essential to add to ensure nutrient needs are being met without adding extra calories?

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* 17. When thinking about a weight reduction diet, it is important to remember that forage is the foundation of the diet. On the average, how much forage on a dry matter basis, relative to body weight, should a horse on a weight reduction plan be consuming?

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* 18. Fill out the following information for RACE CE credit.

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