2) several mycotoxins, including but not limited to zearalenone;
3) phyto estrogens; as well as
4) other compounds in the pasture grasses.The epidemiological survey team has been expanded to include three USDA veterinarians. A second farm survey is being developed for data collection and analysis. In addition, this team will aid in analysis of data collected from the UK Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center. The epidemiological survey will be designed to take a thorough look at numerous issues. The farms to be surveyed will include both infected and non-infected farms.
The Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners has released suggestions, based on scientific and diagnostic results available to date, for veterinarians to discuss with their clients. You can view these suggestions over the Internet. This is but a summary of information available over the Internet. You can find links to the most current information regarding the investigation at www.kyagr.com. Dr. Notter asked that I convey to each of you his appreciation of the support offered. We are continuing to get new information daily and will keep you apprised. E.S. Rusty Ford
Equine Programs Manager