September 12, 2014

Newborn Horses Give Clues to Autism

Posted in RESEARCH tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:15 pm by PCOSLady

Newborn horses give clues to autism
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Skin-to-skin contact with the mother as well as swaddling in a light blanket for newborns are often standard procedures that relate to Madigan’s tactile pressure for horses. (Thinkstock photo)
Link between horses and humans?
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Story by Pat Bailey, video and photos by Joe Proudman
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Just a few hours after its birth, the long-legged brown foal stands in its stall, appearing on first glance to be sound, sturdy and healthy. But something is very wrong with this newborn horse.
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The foal seems detached, stumbles towards people and doesn’t seem to recognize its mother or have any interest in nursing. It even tries to climb into the corner feeder.
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The bizarre symptoms are characteristic of a syndrome that has puzzled horse owners and veterinarians for a century. But recently, UC Davis researchers have discovered a surprising clue to the syndrome and intriguing similarities to childhood autism in humans.
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Resembles children with autism
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“The behavioral abnormalities in these foals seem to resemble some of the symptoms in children with autism,” said John Madigan, a UC Davis veterinary professor and an expert in equine neonatal health.
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“There are thousands of potential causes for autism, but the one thing that all autistic children have in common is that they are detached,” said Isaac Pessah, a professor of molecular biosciences at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and a faculty member of the UC Davis MIND Institute, who investigates environmental factors that may play a role in the development of autism in children.
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Pessah, Madigan and other researchers in veterinary and human medicine recently formed a joint research group and secured funding to investigate whether abnormal levels of neurosteroids — a group of chemicals that modulate perception — may play a role in both disorders.
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They hope their efforts will help prevent and treat the disorder in foals and advance the search for the causes of autism, which affects more than 3 million individuals in the United States.
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Watch the video and read more…
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http://ucdavis.edu/ucdavis-today/2015/february/03-foals.html

Clues to autism are explored by UC Davis equine veterinarians working with human medicine doctors after finding a treatment for neonatal foal disorder in…
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