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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

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

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

Evidence That an Influenza A Virus Can Jump from Horses to Camels

June 24, 2014 — Evidence that an influenza A virus can jump from horses to camels has been found by scientists – and humans could be next. “Over the last 10 years, we’ve been amazed at all the cross-species ... read more

Evolution of Equine Influenza Led to Canine Offshoot Which Could Mix With Human Influenza

June 19, 2014 — Equine influenza viruses from the early 2000s can easily infect the respiratory tracts of dogs, while those from the 1960s are only barely able to, according to research. The research also suggests ... read more

Horse Care: Start Mosquito Protection Methods Now, Veterinarians Urge

June 19, 2014 — Veterinarian advises to start mosquito prevention methods now in order to protect yourself and your horse from West Nile virus during the heavy infection season in mid to late ... read more

June 16, 2014 — Four foals were successfully born as the result of the transfer of genotyped and cryopreserved embryos. Researchers report that this is a first in Eurpoe. The goal of this work is to better ... read more

June 11, 2014 — Foaling in horses is extremely fast. Labor and the active part of foaling, resulting in delivery of the foal, take 10 to 20 minutes and are considerably shorter than giving birth in humans or in ... read more

June 9, 2014 — Horse riders’ balance, symmetry and poor posture could be improved thanks to an innovative body suit that works with motion sensors, commonly used by movie makers and the video games industry. New ... read more

Racehorses: Equine Nasal Strip Reduces Lung Damage, May Improve Performance

May 21, 2014 — The Flair nasal strip was tested by researchers who found the product reduced lung hemorrhaging in horses by about 50 percent. Unlike humans, horses only breathe through their nose. When a horse ... read more

Equine Specialist Warns Horse Owners of Dangerous Virus

May 7, 2014 — Two states have confirmed cases of equine herpes virus. An equine specialist explains the disease and describes the possible symptoms. EHV-1 is a respiratory disease that is spread through the air, ... read more

May 5, 2014 — In the first study of its kind, researchers have determined that spending time with horses eases symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia. The small pilot study suggests that equine therapy -- a treatment ... read more

Apr. 24, 2014 — New research reveals how youth who work with horses experience a substantial reduction in stress -- and the evidence lies in kids' saliva. "We were coming at this from a prevention ... read more

Apr. 10, 2014 — At least one in 100 horses at some point in its life will lose the ability to control its gait as a result of developing the neurological disorder ataxia. Once found to be ataxic, the horse is often ... read more

Horses Set to Gain Health Benefits from Stem Cell Advance

Mar. 4, 2014 — Horses suffering from neurological conditions similar to those that affect humans could be helped by a breakthrough from stem cell scientists. Vets around the world are already using stem cell ... read more

Feb. 27, 2014 — Pandas, it turns out, aren't celebrating the Year of the Horse. Livestock, particularly horses, have been identified as a significant threat to panda survival. The reason: they're beating ... read more

Feb. 4, 2014 — From the Faroe Pony to the Spanish Mustang, fewer animals have played such a central role in human history as the horse. New research reveals that a horse's gait, an attribute central to its ... read more

Jan. 22, 2014 — An army of citizen scientists has helped the professionals understand how a tiny ‘alien’ moth is attacking the UK’s conker (horse-chestnut) trees, and showed that naturally-occurring pest ... read more

New Species of Horse, 4.4 Million Years Old

Dec. 12, 2013 — Researchers have discovered a new species of fossil horse from 4.4 million-year-old fossil-rich deposits in Ethiopia. About the size of a small zebra, Eurygnathohippus woldegabrieli had three-toed ... read more

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