RE•LEVE Research

13 February, 2015

Dr. Stephanie Valberg
Dr. Stephanie Valberg’s gelding Brooke suffered from RER before his symptoms were alleviated by Re-Leve.

Dr. Stephanie Valberg, a researcher at the University of Minnesota, is a world leader in exertional rhabdomyolysis investigations. In conjunction with Dr. Valberg, Kentucky Equine Research created RE•LEVE.

Dr. Stephanie Valberg is an international leader in equine exercise physiology research. In particular, she has investigated tying-up syndrome extensively over the past several years. She is presently an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Valberg received her D.V.M. degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. In addition, she received a Ph.D. from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden. In 1998, Valberg was honored with the EquiSci International Award, an honor presented every four years to the individual whose work most significantly impacts equine exercise physiology research. She is the author or coauthor of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters. She has also given over 100 national and international research presentations during her career.

University of Minnesota Equine Center, Neuromuscular Diagnostic Laboratory


For the Ambitious Reader

Feeding Fat to Manage Muscle Disorders
S. Valberg, E. McKenzie
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Muscle Disorders: Untying the Knots Through Nutrition
S. Valberg, R. Geor, J.D. Pagan
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, R and J Veterinary Consultants,
Guelph, Ontario, Canada,Kentucky Equine Research, Inc., Versailles, Kentucky

Summary: The effect of varying dietary starch and fat content on serum creatine kinase activity and substrate availability in equine polysaccharide storage myopathy.
W.P. Ribeiro, S. Valberg,J.D. Pagan, and B. Essen Gustavsson 2004.
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Kentucky Equine Research, Inc., Versailles, KY
Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy: One Important Cause of Exertional Rhabdomyolysis
S. Valberg, J.R. Mickleson
World Equine Veterinary Review 1997; Volume 2, Number 4.

Fit to be tied
S. Duren and S. Valberg
Equinews 1999; 3: 15-17.

The effect of feeding a fat supplement to horses with polysaccharide storage myopathy
F. De La Corte, S. Valberg, J. MacLeay and J. Billstrom
World Equine Veterinary Review 1999; 4: 12-19.

Role of electrolyte imbalances in the pathophysiology of the equine rhabdomyolysis syndrome
P.A. Harris and D.H. Snow
Equine Exercise 3, S.G.B. Persson, A. Lindholm and L.B. Jeffcott (editors)
ICEEP Publications, 1991; 435-442

Abnormal regulation of muscle contraction in horses with recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis
L.R. Lentz, S.J. Valberg, E.M. Balog, J.R. Mickelson and E.M. Gallant
American Journal of Veterinary Research 1999; 60: 992-999

Heritable basis for recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis in Thoroughbred horses
J.M. MacLeay, S.J. Valberg, G.J. Geyer, S.A. Sorum and M.D. Sorum
American Journal of Veterinary Research 1999; 60: 250-256

Epidemiologic analysis of factors influencing exertional rhabdomyolysis in Thoroughbreds
J.M. MacLeay, S.A. Sorum, S.J. Valberg, W.E. Marsh and M.D. Sorum
American Journal of Veterinary Research 1999; 60: 1562-1566

Muscular causes of exercise intolerance in horses
S.J. Valberg
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice 1996; 12: 459-517

Familial basis for exercise rhabdomyolysis in Quarter Horse-related breeds
S.J. Valberg, C. Geyer, S.A. Sorum and G.H. Cardinet III.
American Journal of Veterinary Research 1996; 57: 286-290

Polysaccharide storage myopathy associated with exertional rhabdomyolysis in horses
S.J. Valberg, J.M. MacLeay and J.R. Mickelsen
Compendium for Continuing Education of the Practicing Veterinarian 1997; 19: 1077-1086

Recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis in Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds: one syndrome, multiple aetiologies
S.J. Valberg, J.R. Mickelsen, E.M. Gallant, J.M. MacLeay and F. De La Corte
Equine Veterinary Journal 1999; Supplement 30: 533-538.

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