Studies have shown 13% prevalence of Salmonellosis in foals with gastrointestinal disease.
The study was carried out in rural and urban areas of Lahore and Sahiwal districts of Punjab, Pakistan to record the prevalence of bacterial diarrhea in foals during year 2016.
The picks on paper of the 21-strong Darley draft - which also includes lots from Rabbah Bloodstock - are Grand Zafeen (933), a four time-winning daughter of Zafeen and Group 1-placed Majestic Desert in foal to Kheleyf, Group 3 Prix de Meautry winner Do The Honours (934), in foal to Iffraaj, Pioneer Bride (938), a Gone West half-sister to Faithful Son who has produced Listed winner Yamal and is in foal to Shamardal, and Silver Bracelet (939), a Listed-placed daughter of Machiavellian who has produced three winners and is in foal to Invincible Spirit.
The octet from Derrinstown Stud includes Kahalah (910), a winning daughter of Darshaan whose granddam is Sheikh Hamdan's star mare Al Bahathri and whose in-utero foal by Alhaarth is closely related to Haafhd, Chatifa (915), a winning half-sister to Dylan Thomas and Queen's Logic in foal to Iffraaj, and Mufradat, (916) a winning daughter of Desert Prince and Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Classic Park who has already produced Group 3-placed Zayaan and is another carrying to Iffraaj.
"She's been bought for an Australian breeder who wanted a nice, young mare in foal to Sea The Stars," said De Burgh.
"She's in foal to one of the sires of the moment and having a mare like her makes the winter that bit shorter."
Other mares who catch the eye are Danse Spectre (1685), a daughter of Spectrum and Classic-placed Danse Royale (herself out of blue hen Flame Of Tara), in foal
to High Chaparral, and Prithee (1687), a Barathea mare from the in-form family of Byword and Proviso.
"She was in good nick, she had a good covering, a nice ovulation." Even at the age of 18, "there was no reason for her not to have got in foal."
The chances of a thoroughbred mare being in foal with twins is about one in 15.
The draft from Hamdan Al Maktoum's Derrinstown Stud also contains plenty with eyecatching breeding credentials, including Ghazal (1014), a sister to leading US sire Elusive Quality who is in foal to Invincible Spirit, and Mazeej (947), a daughter of Lemon Drop Kid out of a Listed-winning mare who is offered in foal to Haafhd.
The impeccably bred Ghazal (lot 1014), from Derrinstown Stud's draft, is offered in foal to Invincible Spirit
Keeping in mind the importance of equines, this study was designed to assess the effects of diarrhea on various serum biochemical parameters (serum electrolytes and trace elements) in foals
. This is the first study up to our knowledge regarding the assessment of trace elements in diarrheic foals.