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Overview of Metabolic Disorders in Animals

By

Andrew J. Allen

, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LAIM, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

Last full review/revision Mar 2022 | Content last modified Mar 2022

Metabolic diseases may be inherited or acquired, the latter case being more common and important. Metabolic diseases are clinically important because they affect energy production or damage tissues critical for survival.

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