, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Washington State University
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Metabolic diseases may be inherited or acquired, the latter being more common and significant. Metabolic diseases are clinically important because they affect energy production or damage tissues critical for survival.
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