Nutritional Articles

Association of maximum voluntary dietary intake of freeze-dried garlic with Heinz body anemia in horses

Published: 2005-07-07

Brief content of the article
The objective of this study was to characterize hematologic and clinical consequences of chronic dietary consumption of freeze dried garlic at maximum voluntary intake of horses. The authors concluded that horses would voluntarily consume sufficient quantities of garlic to cause Heinz body anemia. The potential for garlic toxicosis exists when horses are chronically fed garlic. The authors wrote that further study is required to determine the safe dietary dose of garlic in horses. A full abstract can be found on Pubmed.
Keywords: Garlic; allicin; voluntary intake; oxidation.

Reference
Pearson, W., Boermans, H.J., Bettger, W.J., McBride, B.W. and Lindinger, M.I. 2005. Association of maximum voluntary dietary intake of freeze-dried garlic with Heinz body anemia in horses. Am. J. Vet. Res. 66: 457 – 465.

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