Abnormal plasma neuroactive progestagen derivatives in ill, neonatal foals presented to the neonatal intensive care unit.

@article{Aleman2013AbnormalPN,
  title={Abnormal plasma neuroactive progestagen derivatives in ill, neonatal foals presented to the neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Monica Aleman and Kylie Pickles and Alan James Conley and Scott E Stanley and Emily F Haggett and B T{\'o}th and John E. Madigan},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={661-5}
}
REASONS FOR PERFORMING THE STUDY Increased levels of pregnanes have been reported in foals with neonatal maladjustment syndrome (NMS). These steroids may cross the blood-brain barrier and have depressive effects in the central nervous system leading to behavioural abnormalities and altered states of consciousness in affected foals. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the pregnane profile of foals with NMS and compare it with that of healthy controls and sick, non-NMS foals… CONTINUE READING
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