Nutrition Update: Recently Published Research Papers

Thanks to David Van Doorn of Cavalor Equine Nutrition Research ( for providing a list of recently published research papers from around the world on the relationship of nutrition to horse health and science in his company’s newsletter.

These papers can be accessed through PubMed or by a search through a university library that has access to the necessary databases and subscriptions, or by contacting the authors. Some papers may be in languages other than English. These papers and authors are not necessarily connected to Cavalor in any way; Cavalor is providing these references as a service.

Papers are listed in alphabetical order by lead author.

* Archer, D.C., Proudman, C.J.2006. Epidemiological clues to preventing colic.Veterinary Journal 172: 29-39.

* Barbosa, J.D., Oliveira, C.M.C. de, Duarte, M.D. Riet-Correa, G., Peixoto, P.V., Tokarnia, C.H. 2006. Poisoning of horses by bamboo, Bambusa vulgaris. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 26: 393-398.

* Bhuvanakumar, C.K. 2006.Oats preparation for thoroughbred feeding. Centaur 23: 37.

* Borer, K.E., Corley, K.T.T. 2006. Electrolyte disorders in horses with colic. Part 1: potassium and magnesium. Equine Veterinary Education 18: 266-271.

* Brashier, M. Polydipsia and polyuria in a weanling colt caused by nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. 2006. Veterinary Clinics of North America, Equine Practice 22: 219-227.

* Brokner, C., Norgaard, P., Soland, T.M. 2006. The effect of grain type and processing on equine chewing time. Pferdeheilkunde 22: 453-460.

* Buff, P.R., Spader, B.R., Morrison, C.D., Keisler, D.H. Endocrine responses in mares undergoing abrupt changes in nutritional management. Journal of Animal Science 84: 2700-2707.

* Cohen, N.D., Stanley, S.D, Arthur, R.M. and Wang, N. 2006.Factors influencing pre-race serum concentration of total carbon dioxide in Thoroughbred horses racing in California. Equine Veterinary Journal 38: 543-548.

* Costa, L.R.R., Johnson, J.R., Baur, M.E. and Beadle, R.E. 2006. Temporal clinical exacerbation of summer pasture-associated recurrent airway obstruction and relationship with climate and aeroallergens in horses. American Journal of Veterinary-Research 67: 1635-1642.

* Cruz, A.M., Cote, N., McDonell, W.N. Geor, R.J., Wilson, B.A., Monteith, G., Li, R. 2006. Postoperative effects of anesthesia and surgery on resting energy expenditure in horses as measured by indirect calorimetry. Canadian Journal of Veterinary-Research 70: 257-262.

* Fradinho, M.J., Ferreira-Dias, G., Mateus, L., Santos-Silva, M.F., Agricola, R, Barbosa, M, Abreu, J.M. 2006. The influence of mineral supplementation on skeleton formation and growth in Lusitano foals. Livestock Science 104: 173-181.

* Gerber, R. Naude, T.W. Kock, S.S. de. 2006. Confirmed Datura poisoning in a horse most probably due to D. ferox in contaminated tef hay. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. 2006; 77(2): 86-89.

* Geyl, C.T. 2006. Weaning: diet and behaviour; a key period for development of the horse (Original title: Le sevrage: alimentation et comportement, une periode cle pour le developpement du cheval.). Equ’ Idee 55: 53-55.

* Gordon, M.E., McKeever, K.H. 2006. Oral and intravenous carbohydrate challenges decrease active ghrelin concentrations and alter hormones related to control of energy metabolism in horses. Journal of Animal Science 84: 1682-1690.

* Gordon, M.E., McKeever, K.H., Bokman, S., Betros, C.L. Manso-Filho, H.C., Liburt, N.R., Streltsova, J.M. Training induced energy balance mismatch in Standardbred mares.Equine and Comparative Exercise Physiology 3: 73-82.

* Harris, P. 2006. Nutrition studies: food for thought. Veterinary Times 36: 6-8.

* Harris, P.A. 2006. Feeding before exercise and competition in the performance horse. Pferdeheilkunde 225: 542-548.

* Jansson, A., Sandin, A., Lindberg, J.E. 2006. Digestive and metabolic effects of altering feeding frequency in athletic horses. Equine and Comparative Exercise Physiology 3: 83-91.

* Jonsson, H., Egenvall, A 2006. Prevalence of gastric ulceration in Swedish Standardbreds in race training. Equine Veterinary Journal 38: 209-213.

* Mattos, F., Araujo, K.V., Leite, G.G., Goulart, H de M. 2006. Use of oil in diet for equines under exercise (original title: Uso de oleo na dieta de equinos submetidos ao exercicio. Revista-Brasileira-de-Zootecnia. 35: 1373-1380.

* McGorum, B.C., Mayhew, I.G., Amory, H., Deprez, P., Gillies, L., Green, K., Mair, T.S. Nollet, H., Wijnberg, I.D. and Hahn, C.N. 2006. Horses on pasture may be affected by equine motor neuron disease. Equine Veterinary Journal; 38: 47-51

* Nadeau, J.A., Frank, N., Valipe, S.R., Elliot, S.B. 2006. Blood lipid, glucose, and insulin concentrations in Morgan horses and Thoroughbreds. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 26: 401-405.

* Perrone, G., Caviglia, J., Perez, A., Janciar, C., Goldar, J., Laino, M., Gonzalez, G. 2006. Oral glucose tolerance test in horses fed pastures and mixed diets. Prueba oral de tolerancia a la glucosa en equinos alimentados con pasturas y con dietas mixtas. Revista de Medicina Veterinaria Buenos Aires 87: 66-71.

* Piccione, G. Costa, A., Fazio, F., Grasso, F. and Caola, G. 2006. Nitrogenous metabolism in Thoroughbred and Arabian foals from birth to five months of age. Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia 58: 525-529.

* Smith, A.M. Staniar, W.B. Splan,.R.K. 2006. Associations between yearling body measurements and career racing performance in Thoroughbred racehorses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 26: 212-214.

* Steelman, S.M. Michael-Eller, E.M., Gibbs, P.G., Potter, G.D.2006. Meal size and feeding frequency influence serum leptin concentration in yearling horses. Journal of animal science 84: 2391-2398.

* Stein, R.B. da S., Toledo, L.R.A. de., Almeida, F.Q. de, Rodrigues, P.H.M. Lima, C.G. de, Corassa, A., Santos, T.M. dos. 2006. Estimate of dry matter apparent digestibility with internal markers in horses. (Original title: Estimativa da digestibilidade aparente da materia seca por meio de indicadores internos em equinos. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia 35: 504-511.

* Tomasoni, C., Annicchiarico, P., Borrelli, L., Filippi, L. 2006. Silages from grain legumes and cereals. (Original title: Nei sistemi foraggeri della pianura padana insilati di leguminose da granella consociate a cereali). Informatore Agrario 62: 57-61.

* Trombetta, M.F., Mattii, S., Priori, S., Falaschini, A.2006. Nutrient value and digestibility of diets with different roughages for jumping horses in Italy. Journal of Equine Science 17: 9-15.

* Whitlock, R.H., McAdams, S. 2006. Equine botulism. Clinical Techniques in Equine Practice 5: 37-42.

* Wilsher, S. and Allen, W.R. 2006. Effects of a Streptococcus equi infection-mediated nutritional insult during mid-gestation in primiparous Thoroughbred fillies. Part 1: Placental and fetal development. Equine VeterinaryJournal 38: 549-557.

* Zagrajczuk, A., Okolski, A. 2006. Role of prolactin in horse reproduction.(original title: Rola prolaktyny w rozrodzie koni. Medycyna Weterynaryjna.62: 624-627.

Cavalor is sponsor of the European Equine Nutrition Congress; select papers from the proceedings of the congresses are available in a separate section on the Cavalor site.

Cavalor provides English language translations and access to papers from Europe and other parts of the world that might not otherwise be available to English-speaking students and researchers. They provide a wonderful service and I always look forward to David Van Doorn’s research summaries.




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