oa SA Horseman - Keep your horse moving and feeding

Volume 3, Issue 4
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Polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) in horses, is a form of "tying up" or exertional rhabdomyolisis (ER), which means "muscle breakdown with exercise". PSSM is caused by an over-abundance of glycogen in the skeletal muscle, and affects primarily Quarter Horses, Paints, Appaloosas and crossbreds with this stock-type breeding.

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