New research shows that being an Extreme ‘Horse Lover’ is caused by a Virus

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A virus may be behind some of the outrageous actions which are frequently seen in the horse addicted, based on modern research.



Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medical Science in Baltimore have discovered that an increased fascination with horses and the obsession to be around horses constantly, is connected to the virus Ecus solidamentum. Dr. Ivan Toride said, ” We’ve nicknamed the disease the ‘horse bug’, But all joking aside, it seems to be a serious affliction that has real repercussions for sufferers.”

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medical Science in Baltimore have discovered that an increased fascination with horses and the obsession to be around horses constantly, is connected to the virus Ecus solidamentum. Dr. Ivan Toride said, ” We’ve nicknamed the disease the ‘horse bug’, But all joking aside, it seems to be a serious affliction that has real repercussions for sufferers.”

The research shows that individuals infected with Ecus solidamentum lose all logical thought functions once exposed to horses. Victims will likely forget all about physical injury, broken relationships and financial problems simply to devote all their time to horses. Dr. Toride acknowledges that it is a shocking discovery to find an actual reason for this behavior other than what was always thought to be just a mental condition.

Dr. Toride said, “It’s a multi-faceted condition that needs much more research, we still do not know the exact viral mechanism that affects the brain’s operation, or why females, in particular, seem to be more vulnerable.”

People are commonly infected by mosquito bites, this is the reason why people whom presently hang out in barns and outside with horses are more vulnerable. Surprisingly, the scientists discovered that middle-aged woman is the ones that show the most symptoms and have the highest infection rate. Younger females also have a significant vulnerability to the virus, but the condition tends to remedy by itself in most of the girls by the time they reach their twenties.

Dr. Toride said, “It’s a multi-faceted condition that needs much more research, we still do not know the exact viral mechanism that affects the brain’s operation, or why females, in particular, seem to be more vulnerable.”

Last year Anita Notherpony was affected very badly with Ecus solidamentum and she took part in Dr. Toride’s research.
Within the last year, she has just lost all control and became really uncontrollable around horses as the virus spread throughout her body. Anita said, “I lost my job because I couldn’t stay away from the barn. When I did go to work, all I did was read articles about horses or look at horses for sale, It started slowly, I thought it was just a new interest at first. But when I spent my entire pay check at the tack store, I began to suspect that there must be something deeper at play.”
After reading a post in a horse magazine about Dr. Toride’s study she immediately knew that this must be what she had. “I just said, ‘this is me.’”

Notherpony instantly approached the research group for assistance. “Dr. Toride diagnosed me. At least I now have an explanation for what is happening. I know this disease is ruining my life, but it’s a compulsion I can’t control. I just hope they find a cure.”

Notherpony instantly approached the research group for assistance. “Dr. Toride diagnosed me. At least I now have an explanation for what is happening. I know this disease is ruining my life, but it’s a compulsion I can’t control. I just hope they find a cure.”

“He’ll just have to find some other way to get to work. I need to buy another saddle next week.”

Not too long ago, Notherpony in secret sold her husband’s car for a 3rd horse. It is not entirely clear if her husband will be able to continue working without his car, this can be devastating as this will leave them in a serious financial crisis.
Without grasping the severity of her problem she did not seem to worry much about the circumstances and difficulty she is placing them into by saying, “He’ll just have to find some other way to get to work. I need to buy another saddle next week.”

It is circumstances such as this that are forcing Dr. Toride and his personnel to work extremely hard to obtain a treatment for Ecus solidamentum. Dr. Toride said, “It’s frightening to see how this disease can affect a mind. We can only hope we stumble across a cure soon.”

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