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antibodies to snowshoe hare virus of the california group in the snowshoe hare (lepus americanus) and domestic animal populations of prince edward island.this study, the first of arbovirus activity in prince edward island, has shown antibodies to the snowshoe hare strain of the california encephalitis group virus to be present in sera of wild and domestic animals; 15.35% of snowshoe hare, 20% of equine. and 2.5% of bovine sera were positive for hemagglutination inhibition antibody, confirmed by virus neutralization procedures.19817317860
the selenium and vitamin e status of horses in prince edward island.serum selenium (se), vitamin e, and resting thyroid hormone concentrations were measured in 201 horses in prince edward island (pei). selenium concentrations were either marginal (0.0053 to 0.1200 ppm) or deficient (< 0.0053 ppm) in 79% of horses based on current reference ranges for se in serum. aged and young adult pleasure horses had a higher prevalence of inadequate se concentrations compared to racehorses and broodmares (82% and 97% versus 45% and 72%, respectively). overall, 13% of horses ...201021119864
management factors affecting stereotypies and body condition score in nonracing horses in prince edward island.in north america, there are few representative data about the effects of management practices on equine welfare. in a randomized survey of 312 nonracing horses in prince edward island (response rate 68.4%), owners completed a pretested questionnaire and a veterinarian examined each horse. regression analyses identified factors affecting 2 welfare markers: body condition score (bcs) and stereotypic behavior. horses' bcss were high (mean 5.7, on a 9-point scale) and were associated with sex (males ...200616579039
demographics, management, and welfare of nonracing horses in prince edward island.there are no detailed, representative, horse-level data about equine management practices in different parts of canada. to help address this, the demographics, management, and welfare of 312 nonracing horses in prince edward island were examined in a randomized, horse-level survey during summer 2002. owners completed a pretested questionnaire, and a veterinarian examined each horse. owners were experienced caregivers and the horses were generally in good condition. areas for improvement included ...200415646847
a preliminary equine abuse policy with potential application to veterinary practice.an equine abuse policy was developed as an adjunct to an equine management survey. if at least 3 of 5 categories caused concern, a report to the authorities was indicated. the policy was not used but, in the absence of other guidelines, it might assist veterinarians considering potential abuse cases.200515884648
established stem cell lab at the university of prince edward island. 200919795929
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