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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Scientists Overcome Hurdles for Champion Racehorses

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists are a step closer to preventing the kind of injuries that affect aging race horses like champion hurdler Rock on Ruby, the winner of Coral Hurdle at Ascot in ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — A new article offers horse owners advice on how to manage stable flies and house flies, including how to use parasitoid wasps as an alternative to ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — For equestrian training you do not necessarily need a horse. Riding simulators to train the riders’ skills have become available recently. Scientists investigated possible differences between ... read more

Trading the Laboratory for the Farm: A Look at D-Ribose Supplementation in Horses

July 14, 2015 — A new research study has the potential to broaden our understanding of the popular dietary supplement d-Ribose. It may be helpful as a supplement for humans and the equine because of its crucial role ... read more

Racehorses Are Getting Faster, Study Concludes

June 23, 2015 — Despite a general consensus among scientists and in the racing industry that racehorse speed has plateaued, a new study has found that racehorses are getting quicker. Further research is required to ... read more

Racehorses at Risk from Misuse of Cobalt, New Study Finds

June 19, 2015 — Scientists warn about the numerous risks posed to racehorses from the misuse of cobalt chloride, a banned performance-enhancing agent that has been used illegally by trainers in Australia and ... read more

Shetland Pony Midge Study Offers Clues to Curbing Allergies

Apr. 23, 2015 — Shetland ponies' immune response to insect bites is helping scientists understand how people could be prevented from developing allergies. The horse immune system can respond to midge bites in a ... read more

Researchers Unearth County Colic Risk in Horses

Feb. 16, 2015 — A particular gastrointestinal disorder, which causes colic, or abdominal pain, in horses, is more prevalent in Lancashire compared with other nearby counties, according to ... read more

Jan. 6, 2015 — A new study has found a treatment called percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation could reduce signs of the condition in horses. The same percutaneous electrical nerve therapy is used in people to ... read more

Dec. 16, 2014 — Blood transfusions are of importance not only in human medicine. Also animals do need blood donations. The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna operates a blood bank for dogs for more than a ... read more

Dec. 15, 2014 — Whole genome sequencing of modern and ancient horses unveils the genes that have been selected by humans in the process of domestication through the last 5,500 years, but also reveals the cost of ... read more

Ancient Horse DNA Revealed Human Breeding Preferences: Leopard Complex Spotting and Congenital Night Blindness

Dec. 7, 2014 — White coat with black spots: almost every child knows “Lilla Gubben” the horse of Pippi Longstocking. But what about the popularity of spotted and speckled horses (so called leopard complex ... read more

Dec. 1, 2014 — A fast, cheap alternative to DNA testing has been developed as a means of distinguishing horse meat from beef. Because horses and cattle have different digestive systems, the fat components of the ... read more

Nov. 25, 2014 — Parasites use Trojan horse subterfuge to suppress the immunity of their victims when causing infection, according to a study. Scientists have shown that parasites are able to secrete tiny sealed ... read more

Nov. 24, 2014 — In the world's driest rainfed wheat region, researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air ... read more

Exquisite Ancient Horse Fossil Preserves Uterus With Unborn Foal

Nov. 6, 2014 — A specimen of the ancient horse Eurohippus messelensis has been discovered in Germany that preserves a fetus as well as parts of the uterus and associated tissues. It demonstrates that reproduction ... read more

Oct. 31, 2014 — Researchers have revealed precisely how much different slipstreaming tactics reduce drag on a horse during a race. ... read more

Rooting out Horse-Meat Fraud in the Wake of a Recent Food Scandal

Sep. 17, 2014 — As the United Kingdom forms a new crime unit designed to fight food fraud -- in response to an uproar last year over horse meat being passed off as beef -- scientists are reporting a technique for ... read more

Aug. 8, 2014 — Scientists have analyzed how horses are affected by the sex of their riders. Various parameters of stress were determined in horses and their riders when they covered an obstacle course. The results ... read more

Aug. 4, 2014 — Horses are sensitive to the facial expressions and attention of other horses, including the direction of the eyes and ears. The findings are a reminder for us humans to look beyond our own ... read more

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