Trainer Magazine

Trainer Magazine - the horse racing magazine for the training and development of the thoroughbred racehorse. Europe and North America.

Tying up some loose ends on rhabdomyolysis - can nutrition help treat or prevent tying up?


A horse with raised muscle enzymes is always a cause for concern for trainers, whether it is a single isolated incident or a regular occurrence.

There has been a slow but steady increase in our knowledge of this disease or syndrome, which in more recent years has been helped by the application of genetic-based tests for some forms. An increase in our understanding of the metabolic basis for the syndrome is imperative and will help us to better manage these horses in terms of nutrition and training.

Catherine Dunnett (European Trainer - issue 29 - Spring 2010)