HORSE TIMES Magazine :: THE LEADING EQUESTRIAN MAGAZINE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Add HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine to your Favorites Join HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine on Facebook Subscribe to HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine on Youtube Follow HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine on Google+ Pin HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine Photos Follow HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine Latest News
HOME PROFILE ADVERTISE SUBSCRIBE LINKS CONTACT

The Leading Equestrian Magazine In The Middle East

Welcome To Horse Times
HORSE TIMES is a complimentary quarterly English-language magazine established in Egypt in 1997. It is the only English language publication in the Middle East dedicated to improving access .. read more..

Horse Times Magazine :: Winter Issue # 52

PUBLISHED WINTER 2016, ISSUE 52 FEATURES:

THE MOROCCO ROYAL TOUR
TRILOGY OF THE CHAMPIONS

THE 9TH SALON DU CHEVAL D’EL JADIDA
CARRIES A MESSAGE OF REVIVAL TO THE TRADITIONAL EQUESTRIAN ART

JUMPER OF THE YEAR
THE STORY OF BERTRAM ALLEN, A YOUNG JOCKEY WITH EXQUISITE SKILLS

GERMANY TAKE..

VIEW MAGAZINE ISSUES HERE >>

Horse Times Weekly Headlines :: Issue # 24

- FEI WORLD CUP™ VAULTING FINAL 2017: ITALY AND GERMANY TAKE HOME MALE, FEMALE AND PAS-DE-DEUX

- CHI ALSHAQAB 2017: SCOTT BRASH SCOTT BRASH PREVAILS AT THE CSI5* GRAND PRIX

- BOYD EXELL WINS HIS SEVENTH FEI WORLD CUP™ DRIVING TITLE

- ISABELL WERTH WINS IN GOTHENBURG

- VON ECKERMANN SNAT..

VIEW HEADLINES ISSUES HERE >>

HORSE TIMES RELEASES A NEW BOOK


ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES
NORWAY 2014

Download here >>
NEWS EVENTS HEADLINES ISSUES ARTICLES VIDEOS STREAMING BLOG
HORSE TIMES BLOG ARTICLES DETAILS
>> IGE FOOD ALLERGEN TESTING INCONSISTENT
By: NICOLA KERBYSON, Equine Veterinary Journal | Date: Monday, February 23, 2015
Horse Times Egypt: Equestrian Magazine :Riders Blog :IGE FOOD ALLERGEN TESTING INCONSISTENT A commercially available immunoglobulin E-based test for food allergy gives inconsistent results in healthy ponies.

S Dupont, A De Spiegeleer, DJX Liu, L Lefére, DA van Doorn and M Hesta

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evj.12369/abstract

IgE testing of serum samples is commercially available and is offered as a diagnostic aid for dietary allergies in equines. This method has been shown to be unreliable in humans and other species but has not previously been tested in equines. In this study blood samples were taken from 17 healthy Shetland ponies and submitted for IgE testing. Blood samples were repeated 14 days later to assess the reliability of the test. Six ponies were found to have a positive result to one or more dietary allergens with the first sample and seven ponies on the second sample; only three were positive on both occasions and only one was positive to the same allergen on both occasions. Thereafter, ponies testing positive were exposed to the dietary allergen during provocation tests. Allergens were introduced individually in the case of multiple allergens, with a washout period of one week between. Clinical parameters, including inflammatory markers were monitored in this time. The results from the first and second screening differed significantly, therefore the test was not found to be consistent. No pony showed any adverse reaction during the provocation tests with the suspected allergen.

The bottom line: IgE testing for the detection of food allergies in horses was not found to be a consistent or reliable test with positive results found in healthy horses.

--Ends--

Photo: Skin allergy
COMMENTS



Copyright 2009 - 2017 © Horse Times. All rights reserved. powered by zanss.com