RISK FAC­TOR FOR EMND IDEN­TI­FIED

EQUUS - - Eq Medical Front -

New re­search from Spain sug­gests that in­testi­nal in­flam­ma­tion may make a horse more sus­cep­ti­ble to equine mo­tor neu­ron dis­ease (EMND).

Char­ac­ter­ized by mus­cle wast­ing, tremors and weak­ness, EMND has been linked to a de­fi­ciency in vi­ta­min E, but it is still poorly un­der­stood.

A Univer­sity of Cor­doba study fo­cused on 15 An­dalu­sian horses, ages 1 to 3 years old, who de­vel­oped EMND over a six-month pe­riod.

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