Keyword: mycotoxins

  • MRLS Meeting Focuses on Communication Network

    There may not be answers as to the cause of mare reproductive loss syndrome, but there's certainly a desire for more information. More than 300 people turned out at meeting in Lexington Monday night to exchange information and prepare for the 2002 breeding season.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor in Chief

    Farm Crisis

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Politicians should look beyond the false image of the breeding industry to the rank-and-file horse farmers.

  • A mare and her healthy foal in a paddock on a Lexington farm. May 9, 2001

Photo by anne M. Eberhardt

    Feed Additive Might Help Protect Mares During Foal Loss Syndrome

    Veterinary and diagnostic professionals in Kentucky are working feverishly to identify the cause of the recent abortion and early fetal loss syndromes. One of the most probable causes is mycotoxins in pastures. If that is the case, then a mycotoxin binder used for other animals--and now being produced locally as a feed additive for horses--could offer the first preventative treatment for the current situation.