TY - JOUR. T1 - Comparison of genomic and proteomic data in recurrent airway obstruction affected horses using ingenuity pathway analysis®. AU - Racine, Julien. AU - Gerber, Vinzenz. AU - Miskovic Feutz, Marybeth. AU - Riley, C. Paige. AU - Adamec, Jiri. AU - Swinburne, June E.. AU - Couetil, Laurent L.. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2011 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2011/8/15. Y1 - 2011/8/15. N2 - Background: Recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) is a severe chronic respiratory disease affecting horses worldwide, though mostly in the Northern hemisphere. Environmental as well as genetic factors strongly influence the course and prognosis of the disease. Research has been focused on characterization of immunologic factors contributing to inflammatory responses, on genetic linkage analysis, and, more recently, on proteomic analysis of airway secretions from affected horses. The goal of this study was to investigate the interactions between eight candidate genes previously identified in a ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Epidemiologic characteristics and management of polysaccharide storage myopathy in Quarter Horses. AU - Firshman, Anna M.. AU - Valberg, Stephanie J.. AU - Bender, Jeffrey B.. AU - Finno, Carrie J. PY - 2003/10/1. Y1 - 2003/10/1. N2 - Objective - To characterize onset and clinical signs of polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) in a well-defined population of affected Quarter Horses, identify risk factors for PSSM, determine compliance of owners to dietary and exercise recommendations, and evaluate the efficacy of dietary and exercise recommendations. Animals - 40 Quarter Horses with PSSM and 37 unaffected control horses. Procedures - Owners of horses with PSSM completed a retrospective questionnaire concerning their horses condition. Results - Between horses with PSSM and control horses, no significant differences were found in sex distribution (21 vs 15 females and 16 vs 22 males, respectively), temperament, muscle build, diet, or amount of turnout. In horses with PSSM, signs ...
BACKGROUND: The catalog of genetic variants in the horse genome originates from a few select animals, the majority originating from the Thoroughbred mare used for the equine genome sequencing project. The purpose of this study was to identify genetic variants, including single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), insertion/deletion polymorphisms (INDELs), and copy number variants (CNVs) in the genome of an individual Quarter Horse mare sequenced by next-generation sequencing. RESULTS: Using massively parallel paired-end sequencing, we generated 59.6 Gb of DNA sequence from a Quarter Horse mare resulting in an average of 24.7X sequence coverage. Reads were mapped to approximately 97% of the reference Thoroughbred genome. Unmapped reads were de novo assembled resulting in 19.1 Mb of new genomic sequence in the horse. Using a stringent filtering method, we identified 3.1 million SNPs, 193 thousand INDELs, and 282 CNVs. Genetic variants were annotated to determine their impact on gene structure and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Diagnosis of equine piroplasmosis in Xinjiang province of China by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays using recombinant antigens. AU - Xuan, Xuenan. AU - Chahan, Bayin. AU - Huang, Xiaohong. AU - Yokoyama, Naoaki. AU - Makala, Levi Hakwale. AU - Igarashi, Ikuo. AU - Fujisaki, Kozo. AU - Maruyama, Soich. AU - Sakai, Takeo. AU - Mikami, Takeshi. PY - 2002/9/10. Y1 - 2002/9/10. N2 - The prevalence of equine piroplasmosis in Xinjiang province, China, was examined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs). A total of 70 serum samples were taken from horses pastured on three farms in western Xinjiang, and examined for diagnosis of equine Babesia equi (B. equi) infection and B. caballi infection by ELISAs using recombinant equi merozoite antigen 1 (EMA-1) and recombinant P48 antigen, respectively. Of the 70 samples, 28 (40.0%) and 17 (24.3%) samples were positive for B. equi infection and B. caballi infection, respectively. In addition, 11 (15.7%) samples were positive for both ...
Introduction. Equine piroplasmosis is a protozoan disease caused by two agents in Brazil: Babesia caballi and Theileria equi (BARBOSA et. al., 1995; HEUCHERT et al., 1999; KERBER et al., 1999, CANOLA et al., 2007; HEIM et al. 2007; BALDANI et al., 2008). The severity of clinical signs is variable, and in many cases spontaneous recovery may occur without obvious clinical signs. This is especially true in endemic areas where foals become infected while they are protected by maternal antibodies and other non- specific factors, which render them partially resistant to challenge (RIBEIRO et al.,1995). Maternal antibodies are usually undetectable 3 to 5 months after birth (ALLSOPP et al., 2007; KUMAR et al., 2008). Therefore, foals undergo a non-apparent infection but there is some evidence that stress factors may lead to relapsing clinical episodes later in life (DE WAAL, 1995; FRIEDHOFF, 1988).. Equine piroplasmosis is an important disease of equids and it has a specific impact on international ...
Equine piroplasmosis is caused by the intracellular, haemoprotozoan parasites Theileria equi (formerly known as as Babesia equi, Mehlhorn and Schein, 1998) and Babesia caballi, which are transmitted by ticks of several genera including Boophilus, Hyalomma, Dermacentor and Rhipicephalus. The disease is found in many tropical and subtropical areas. Clinical manifestation of the disease is variable and often includes icterus (jaundice), haemoglobinuria and fever. Both chronic and acute infection can occur. Sub-clinical infected animals are of major concern, as they can be carriers of the organism. The geographic movement of presumably healthy horses may aid in the spread of piroplasmosis. In addition to the fact that sub-clinical piroplasmosis may negatively affect the animals performance, it has been shown that strenuous exercise, such as that experienced in horse racing, can cause sub-clinical infections to become acute (Hailat et al., 1997). Thus there is a real need for the diagnosis of both ...
Serum specimens from 12 sick and 20 normal horses were examined for levels of different classes of immunoglobulin (Ig) by a single radial immunodiffusion. The level of IgA in the sera of sick horses was about 50% lower than in the sera of normal horses. By contrast, the level of serum IgG was higher in sick than in normal horses. Phytohemagglutinin (PHA) responsiveness of blood lymphocytes showed transient suppression during the stage of severe diarrhea. The regaining of PHA responsiveness of lymphocytes was observed simultaneously with the recovery process. However, the responsiveness of lymphocytes in recovered horses was still markedly lower than in normal horses. Allergic reactions in sick and normal horses were studied by observing dermal response to the injections of saline extracts from some of the horse feeds. A delayed hypersensitivity reaction to streptokinase-streptodornase and PHA was also studied. The allergic reactions to these extracts were not induced in either sick or normal ...
Two recent studies by Veterinary Genetics Laboratory researchers and collaborators investigated equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) risk factors and genetic loci of interest in Appaloosas, including leopard complex (LP) and Appaloosa pattern-1 (PATN1), finding evidence that LP has an additive effect on ERU risk.
Infection with A. phagocytophilumis a tick-borne infectious disease spread by Ixodes species ticks. This infection often occurs from spring through fall due to increased tick activity during this time of year. Illness usually occurs shortly after the tick bite. Affected horses may suddenly show signs such as appetite loss, fever, lethargy (tiredness), reluctance to move, and fluid accumulation on the lower limbs, which indent when pressed with a finger. Affected horses often develop a fever of 103°F or higher (normal temperature range for adult horses: 99°F to 101.5°F). If your horse suddenly develops these signs, it is important to contact your veterinarian. Usually, only one horse on a property is infected with A. phagocytophilum; however, multiple horses on one property are occasionally affected.. Read More ...
Ive heard it all … Youve lost your place in the herd, she doesnt respect you. She looks fine. You need to ride her more. Shes smart, but shes lazy. Its her hocks. Its her stifle. If I were you, Id sell her and get a horse you can ride.. I heard all the above and much more over the years of trying to find a diagnosis for my 1999 Quarter Horse mare, purchased in 2001. Doc Bar, Three Bars, Poco Bueno, and more great horses all lined up in her pedigree, and all the potential in the world, but I could barely get one good day of riding out of her. It took me ten years, but I recently figured out that she has been afflicted all this time with something called Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy or PSSM (referred to as EPSM in draft horse breeds). I and my horse are not alone: the horse world is slowly learning that this is a fairly common disease in certain breeds that very often goes undiagnosed. Unbeknownst to me, for the ten years I was searching for a name to attach to whatever my horse ...
Horses have only been around for about two hundred thousand years, we cant ride a Hyracotherium can we? The very first horse was the size of a large rat. Invalid Information, also it needs more of a variety, TBs (Thoroughbreds), and Quarter Horses are both the fastest horses in the world, but the Thoroughbred is a bit faster and goes about 36,39-40 MPH. ...
June 29, 2009:. According to the results of a recent study, it has been proven that furosemide decreases the incidence of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in racehorses.. The study, conducted by Colorado State University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Pretoria in the Republic of South Africa, revolved around 167 thoroughbred racehorses....read on. ...
Almost all horse injuries and illnesses (excluding sports injuries and mistreatment) are due to a small number of mistakes in the way horses are kept and treated. Here are the top 10 tips to avoiding these errors and protecting your horses health (in rough order of importance, beginning with the most important). 1. Start with a healthy horse Our number one tip is to make sure when getting a new horse that it is healthy to begin with. There are a lot of horses which are cheap, or even
This review focuses on equine piroplasmosis with specific reference to its distribution, diagnosis and clinical and pathological signs. The more common used drugs are discussed both with reference to treatment and chemosterilization. Areas requiring further research are also briefly mentioned.
It doesnt slow them down really but they cant grab pieces and throw them the way they would if you just had a bale ring on it. I had 5 horses on it last year and 4 this year and they are all very content to eat this way. They bicker more with each other when they are grazing in the summer then they do with the feeder out there. ( they have 15 acres available at that point) My horses are eating 2nd cutting timothy/clover and get no grain at all since eating is all they do in the winter. yes, my little paint mare gets chunky but works her butt off in the summer and starts out with a nice figure in the fall. No one has colicked doing this and I have fed them round bales free choice for the last 12 years. The bale buddy keeps the hay from blowing away in high winds, keeps it dry in the rain and I have always figured 5 days for 4 horses on the bale 24/7 in the winter. I love the ease of putting hay up and feeding it this way ...
Search and rescue horses are used for a variety of purposes. Horses are often chosen over vehicles in difficult terrain but also to allow uninhibited hearing as vehicle motors could drown out important sounds. Some search and rescue horses are specially trained not only as a means for transportation, but also as a valuable asset in these situations. Equines and their human partners train one-on-one to communicate what the other observes. By nature, horses are very attuned to their surroundings and are considered to have a greater range of sight, smell and hearing then their human companions. Equines are therefore trained to communicate their perspective of the world around them to their human partners that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.. One specialized search and rescue horse is the air-scent equine. Instead of scent dogs that tracks specific smells, air-scent equines are trained to indicate when they pick up scents of humans in the vicinity or on the wind. Unlike dogs, equines have a ...
Cerebellar abiotrophy (CA) is a rare but significant disease in Arabian horses caused by progressive death of the Purkinje cells resulting in cerebellar ataxia characterized by a typical head tremor, jerky head movements and lack of menace response. The specific role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to support clinical diagnosis has been discussed. However, as yet MR imaging has only been described in one equine CA case. The role of MR morphometry in this regard is currently unknown. Due to the hereditary nature of the disease, genetic testing can support the diagnosis of CA. Therefore, the objective of this study was to perform MR morphometric analysis and genetic testing in four CA-affected Arabian horses and one German Riding Pony with purebred Arabian bloodlines in the third generation. CA was diagnosed pathohistologically in the five affected horses (2 months - 3 years) supported by clinical signs, necropsy, and genetic testing which confirmed the TOE1:g.2171G|A SNP genotype A/A in all CA
Heaves is a respiratory disease of horses 6 years of age or older, characterized by difficultybreathing, chronic coughing, abnormal lung sounds and decreased exercise tolerance. These signs manifest themselves as a result of narrowing of the small airways of the lungs. This narrowing is caused by inflammation and thickening of the lung tissues, constriction of the smooth muscles surrounding the lungs and accumulation of mucous and exudate within the lumens of the lungs. The end result is known as emphysema or a trapping of air in the lungs.. With the narrowing of the small airways of the lungs, horses with heaves experience difficulty pulling air into the lungs as well as pushing the air out again. As the condition worsens, severely affected horses are seen to contract the muscles of the abdominal wall during the last phase of exhalation, causing the floor of the abdominal wall to lift up at the very end of exhalation. As a result, the lungs tend to remain over-inflated causing a condition ...
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. From developing new therapies that treat and prevent disease to helping people in need, we are committed to improving health and well-being around the world. The Merck Veterinary Manual was first published in 1955 as a service to the community. The legacy of this great resource continues as the Merck Veterinary Manual in the US and Canada and the MSD Manual outside of North America.. ...
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An 8-month-old female thoroughbred foal was presented showing signs of colic. The foal was anxious,exhibiting signs of abdominal pain and distention. The foal had tachycardia (120 beats/min), tachypnea (40breaths/min). Blood samples obtained for haematologic and serum biochemistry analysis that showed a PCVof 30% and a TPP of 70 g/L. The peritoneal fluid analysis revealed a clear fluid with mild elevation of totalprotein. The early treatment involved intravenous administration of a balanced electrolyte solution andanalgesics. The signs of abdominal pain were progressive and nonresponsive to treatments. Therefore,exploratory laparatomy was elected. During the exploratory laparatomy a faecalith impaction of small colonwas detected. The mass was manipulated, macerated and milked toward the rectum and anus. It was finallyremoved via the anus without enterotomy incision. Midline incision and skin incision were sutured routinely.The foal made an uneventful recovery
While the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) recognizes the therapeutic benefits of the drug furosemide, commonly known as Lasix, to help mitigate the occurrence of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in racehorses, the AQHA executive committee recently asked the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission to review the proposed prohibition of Lasix for show horses, set to be effective as of Jan. 1, 2018.. Balancing the use of therapeutic medication for the welfare of the horse in different types of competition, such as racing and showing, while minimizing or eliminating performance-enhancing properties of medication compounds has been a challenge in the equine industry. Lasix has been endorsed by several equine groups and the American Association of Equine Practitioners to lessen the occurrence of EIPH in racehorses. Consistent with such groups, the AQHA opposed the latest version of the newly introduced Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, which would eliminate all race-day medications, ...
RAO, formerly known as COPD or Heaves, is often caused by allergies to molds & pollens, and usually can be managed by a dust-free diet and medication.
It would have been nice to finish with a bang, said Molnar, who competed aboard Rebel, a 20-year-old Quarter Horse gelding and cattle penning veteran. But we got er done, and thats what counts.. Thorlakson, who had no Stampede titles to her credit on Canada Day 2009, now has three. She was the only two-time cattle penning champion at the 09 Stampede, as a member of the winning 10 Class and 7 Class teams. And its an eight-year-old quarter horse gelding known as Docs Little Sky, whom she affectionately calls Little Man, whos carried her to victory all three times.. This feels pretty awesome. Its pretty exciting, she said. I had really good luck last year, but we definitely had to earn it today.. Team Cattle Penning, a race against the clock, gives a team of three riders on horseback 60 seconds to separate three specifically identified cattle from a herd of 30 and direct them into a 16-foot-by-24-foot pen at the opposite end of the arena. Teamwork is key, with all three riders working ...
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Hi! Im Casie, a freelance writer specializing in horse health. Im certified in equine acupressure and have a great interest in equine nutrition and barefoot hoof care. The Naturally Healthy Horse encompasses all of these things, and I would love to have you follow along ...
Hi! Im Casie, a freelance writer specializing in horse health. Im certified in equine acupressure and have a great interest in equine nutrition and barefoot hoof care. The Naturally Healthy Horse encompasses all of these things, and I would love to have you follow along ...
Coronaviruslike viruses previously have been identified in feces of diarrheic foals and adult horses (1, 7, 8, 13, 17). In the present study, a coronavirus associated with diarrhea in a young foal was serially propagated in cell culture and partially characterized. The virus was identified as a coronavirus based on (i) virion size and morphology, (ii) antigenic relatedness to BCV and HEV as determined by serological procedures, and (iii) genetic relatedness to BCV, HCV strain OC43, and MHV as determined by N gene sequence analysis. The virus tentatively is identified as equine coronavirus (ECV) based on the origin of the virus.. The coronavirus N protein has been shown to be highly variable in amino acid composition between the viruses that comprise the three coronavirus antigenic groups but highly conserved within these groups (27, 30). In the present study, a high degree of identity (66.7 to 90.1%) was observed between the N protein sequences of ECV strain NC99 and N protein sequences of group ...
Email. The lives and racing careers of Headturner and Jumpn Beduino will forever be linked. First, the 3-year-old Quarter Horse half-siblings are out of the same dam, Imjumpn. Furthermore, they seem to peak on the racetrack at the same time. Jumpn Beduino and Headturner were first and second in the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association Futurity at Los Alamitos last October. Last weekend, they both won major derbies. Headturner, a gelding by Check Him Out, won Friday s $214,400 El Primero Del Ano Derby. The following night, Jumpn Beduino, a filly by Chicks Beduino, won the $175,500 La Primera Del Ano Derby for fillies. Both started from post 9. What are the chances of that happening, said Theresa DeNike, who co-owns Jumpn Beduino with her husband, Ed. A brother and sister winning derbies on back-to-back nights and from the same post position. While it may seem illogical for half-siblings to be the same age, Quarter Horse breeders are allowed to register more than one foal from a mare ...
Equine asthma (also previously known as heaves, recurrent airway obstruction and COPD) is a significant problem with limited treatment options. This chronic allergic respiratory condition is diagnosed in all breeds and reportedly affects between 10 and 20 percent of adult horses. Common symptoms include recurrent cough, labored breathing and exercise intolerance. Researchers noted increased levels of a specific protein in airway samples of horses with asthma when compared to healthy horses. In this study, the team will investigate if targeting this novel protein is a viable new therapeutic strategy to treat equine asthma.. ...
Allergic respiratory disease tends to occur in older horses and we dont tend to see chronic respiratory diseases like RAO and SPAOPD (Summer Pasture Associated Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - essentially like RAO but horses are better inside as they develop allergy to primarily outdoor allergens such as pollen) developing until 6-7 years of age. With allergic respiratory disease this can be a risk all year round. More time in the stable in Winter and increased hay intake can increase exposure to moulds, forage mites and bacterial endotoxin - all potent respiratory allergens and especially for horses with RAO (horses with RAO are better out than stabled - opposite to SPAOPD affected horses). During Spring, Summer and Autumn even when out horses can be susceptible to exposure to pollen and moulds. Again, older horses with RAO in particular can be worse at certain times of the year when turned out as they may be sensitive to both moulds and pollens ...
This article discusses skin-related problems that primarily affect horses during the summertime. Equine skin problems arise more frequently during the summer months for several reasons. First, horses tend to be more active. They are ridden more and are reproductively active and so they tend to incur more injuries and skin wounds and are exposed to infectious diseases. Second, intense summer solar radiation causes sunburn and photosensitization. Third, flies and other insects contribute to a whole host of different skin-associated problems and other diseases. Understanding how these factors contribute to equine skin diseases gives us clues as to how to prepare for and avoid these troublesome problems.. THE ACTIVE SUMMER LIFESTYLE. The fact that horses are more active in the summer means that there are more opportunities for accidents that result in skin wounds. More travel means more stress and contact with other horses, increasing exposure to contagious skin disease like Equine Ringworm. This ...
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Research team led by Göttingen University questions link to warmblood fragile foal syndrome. Warmblood fragile foal syndrome is a severe, usually fatal, genetic disease that manifests itself after birth in affected horses. Due to the defect, the connective tissue is unstable. Under force, for instance, the skin tears from the tissue underneath and the joints can suffer dislocation. A research team from the Universities of Göttingen and Halle has now been able to prove that the disease did not stem from the English thoroughbred stallion Dark Ronald XX, which had been the assumption until now. The results have been published in the journal Animal Genetics.. The mystery of the genetic defect could have been solved in 2012: this is when gene responsible was identified. It is called PLOD1 and normally ensures that collagen molecules in the skin and connective tissue can bind to form a stable network. The mutation in the PLOD1 gene prevents cross-linking which is needed for stable collagen. The ...
On March 26, the State Veterinarians Office was notified by the Colorado State University Diagnostic Laboratory that a Larimer County horse tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1). CDA is investigating the positive case and has placed the facility where the horse is stabled under quarantine. The horse is undergoing treatment and others it may have come into contact with are being monitored but are not showing clinical signs of the disease at this point. At this time the affected horse is the only horse showing any clinical signs of disease and is recovering.. The most common way for EHV-1 to spread is by direct horse-to-horse contact but it can also spread through the air, contaminated equipment, clothing and hands; this certainly highlights the importance of practicing basic biosecurity practices, said State Veterinarian Keith Roehr. Equine event organizers should continue to practice routine biosecurity practices that are effective in prevention of EHV and other horse diseases as ...
A detailed abdominal ultrasound examination was performed in five normal horses, repeated on five occasions (total of 25 examinations). The abdomen was divided into ten different imaging sites, and structures identified in each site were recorded. Five imaging sites were then selected for a single focused ultrasound examination in 20 normal horses. Limited patient preparation was performed. Structures were recorded as identified if ultrasonographic features could be distinguished. The location of organs and their frequency of identification were recorded. Data from both phases were analysed to determine repeatability of identification of structures in each examination (irrespective of imaging site), and for each imaging site ...
One of these cases is in Greenville County and is the first confirmed case in the Upstate in 2016, Parr said. The Greenville County case was a 10-year-old quarter horse. The second new case was a five-year-old quarter horse in Horry County. Neither of these horses had been vaccinated according to label instructions and neither survived.. Eleven cases have been confirmed by Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health in seven counties, four in Horry County alone. Also in the coastal plain, Berkeley, Colleton, Dorchester, Marion counties have reported cases, as has Kershaw County in the Midlands.. Any livestock, including horses, that display these signs must be reported to the state veterinarian at 803-788-2260 within 48 hours, according to state law.. Information on animal diseases and reporting requirements can be found on the Livestock-Poultry Health website, www.clemson.edu/lph.. ...
Horses are just like cats and dogs in that they need to also have yearly vaccinations to help protect their immune system from specific infections.
RHINOPNEMOTIS is another common respiratory virus in horses, and it can be serious. Recommendations for vaccinations are the same as influenza and are combined as flu-rhino.. The virus can have a damaging effect on the developing equine fetus, so pregnant mares should be vaccinated at their fifth, seventh and ninth months of gestation with a special killed version of the rhinopneumotis virus.. RABIES has increased dramatically in the United States over the past eight years; and cases of rabies in horses are being reported more frequently. Rabies vaccination should be done yearly, and because this is a very inexpensive vaccine against a 100-percent fatal disease, there is no reason not to vaccinate.. POTOMAC HORSE FEVER is a disease that was first diagnosed in the Potomac River Valley of Virginia and Maryland. Horses develop a very high fever and diarrhea, then founder. Many horses died in the initial outbreak. A vaccine has been developed, and the number of reported cases has dropped ...
While horses stabled inside are clearly more likely to be exposed to particulate matter, horses on pasture during the summer can also have trouble. This even has its own nomenclature, summer pasture associated obstructive pulmonary disease or SPAOPD. Horses with this syndrome should be kept off pasture during the summer months, but can be housed outdoors during the rest of the year. If horses must be housed inside, whether they are SPAOPD or perhaps competitive horses that must be stalled, it is imperative that the environment is as dust free as possible. Straw bedding may not be a great choice for RAO horses but shavings can also contain molds similar to those in hay and straw. High quality straw may actually be lower in spore count that some shavings. Alternative beddings may yield the best results such as cardboard or newspaper pellets. If straw or shavings are used, remove any RAO affected horses while bedding is introduced into the stalling area. Essentially, let the dust settle before the ...
Surprizentheprincess & Jack Medows at the 2014 NRHA Derby • Photo by WaltenberryWhen it comes to diversity in the horse industry, Cuba, Mo., resident Jack Medows has got a firm handle on it. The 16-year-old has shown his reining mare Surprizentheprincess to numerous victories in the last year and, just recently, he showed her to win his first American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) Performance Halter Mare World Championship ...
Objective: To investigate whether 14-3-3 eta protein is detectable in synovial fluid and blood serum of high performance horses and to study whether any significant correlation between this and matrix metalloproteinase 1 and 3 in horse synovial fluid. Design: Clinical study. Animals: Eleven standard breed horses (seven high performances and four controls). Procedures: Blood serum and fetlock synovial fluid of seven high performance and four control horses were subjected to western blot for detection of 14-3-3 eta, gama, matrix metalloproteinase 1 and 3 proteins. Results: High level of 14-3-3 eta protein was detected in synovial fluid of high performance horses compare to those of control (P|0.05). 14-3-3 gama protein was detectable in synovial fluid and significant differences was found between high performance and control horses (P|0.05). The level of matrix metalloproteinase 1 and 3 were significantly increased in samples of high performance horses relative to of that control (p|0.05). The results
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Fly traps include fly strips and fly containers. Fly strips are usually yellow ribbons of sticky tape that can be suspended from stall ceilings and other areas within the stable. Flies are attracted to colors in the orange and yellow spectrum; drawn to the strip, they stick to it once they alight. Container traps usually use bait systems, where flies are attracted to a jar or bag containing water and a food or hormone bait. The fly crawls into the container, and the clear sides confuse it, since flies do not recognize glass or see-through plastic. Exhaustion overcomes the insect, and it drops into the water and drowns ...
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ST. PAUL - Three different equine diseases have been detected in three separate Minnesota counties as state animal experts stress this is the time of year horses are the most prone to diseases.
I have a 27yo quarter horse mare who has been with me for 23 years. Over the last 2 years, she has developed arthritis and ataxia in her hind quarters. She has a wonderful zest for life and still wanders up and down the slope and trots around her corral. She runs into trouble when she lays down to take a nap… she cant get up without help.. if she is not laying on a completely flat suface. I have to turn her around so that her legs are pointing downward. If she has been laying there for a couple of hours, then we prop her on her sternum against a bale of hay until the circulation gets going again. Once she is up, she wants to start running right away. My vet wants to inject her back w/steroids… I want to find something natural that will address the issue. Personally, I am doing quite well on Zyflamend with regard to arthritis so am wondering if I can give it to her. I have been all over the net trying to find studies of it being used on horses, but havent found anything yet. There are no ...
The aim of the study was to use spatial and multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) to describe and compare the regional proportion and spatial pattern of volumetric bone mineral density (BMDv) values within loaded regions of the plantar metatarsal epiphysis of young horses in race training. A single 2 mm transverse peripheral quantitative computed tomography slice, 10 mm proximal from the distal limit of the sagittal ridge of the distal metatarsal epiphysis was obtained from 14 2-year-old Thoroughbred fillies (7 exercised and 7 controls). ...
First of all, who is Lily? Well, Lily is actually a special breed of horse thats part Arabian and part Appaloosa. Arabian horses are known for their elegance and refined heads, while Appaloosa horses have distinct beautiful spotted patterns on their...
Polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) is a muscle disease that occurs in many different breeds of horse, though primarily in Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Appaloosas.