Only a few days old, a thoroughbred foal runs in the pasture with its mother at the Victory Rose Thoroughbreds ranch in Vacaville last week. When a foal is born with maladjustment syndrome, an autism-like syndrome where foals don’t not acknowledge their mothers or want to nurse, John Madigan, a veterinary professor and specialist in equine and comparative neurology at UC Davis, has been working with owner/breeder Ellen Jackson.
Only a few days old, a thoroughbred foal runs in the pasture with its mother at the Victory Rose Thoroughbreds ranch in Vacaville last week. When a foal is born with maladjustment syndrome, an autism-like syndrome where foals don’t not acknowledge their mothers or want to nurse, John Madigan, a veterinary professor and specialist in equine and comparative neurology at UC Davis, has been working with owner/breeder Ellen Jackson. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Only a few days old, a thoroughbred foal runs in the pasture with its mother at the Victory Rose Thoroughbreds ranch in Vacaville last week. When a foal is born with maladjustment syndrome, an autism-like syndrome where foals don’t not acknowledge their mothers or want to nurse, John Madigan, a veterinary professor and specialist in equine and comparative neurology at UC Davis, has been working with owner/breeder Ellen Jackson. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com

Research on baby horses who avoid mothers triggers new autism studies

February 18, 2015 04:00 AM

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