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July 26, 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

Adapting to -70 Degrees in Siberia: A Tale of Yakutian Horses

Nov. 23, 2015 — From an evolutionary perspective, it happened almost overnight. In less than 800 years Yakutian horses adapted to the extremely cold temperatures found in the environments of eastern Siberia. The ... read more

Review Examines the Extent of Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria from Horses

Nov. 20, 2015 — Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents is a significant problem for both human and veterinary medicine, but little research has been done on the prevalence or mechanisms of resistance in horses ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — In general, herpes viruses are considered to be specific to a single species or group of related animals. Recent research findings contradict this assumption by showing that two equine herpes viruses ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — If a foal has race-winning parents it is more likely to have a champion career, research into complex traits shows. The research has not only focused on racing performance, but also for the first ... read more

Oct. 16, 2015 — In horse breeding, stallions are usually used to establish a breeding line. In some cases, however, the maternal lineage plays a more important role. Researchers have looked at the gestation length ... read more

Horse Sickness Shares Signs of Human Brain Disorders, Study Finds

Oct. 5, 2015 — Horses with a rare nerve condition have similar signs of disease as people with conditions such as Alzheimer's, a new study has found. The findings shed new light on the causes of the rare but ... 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. 5, 2015 — Horses and humans use similar facial expressions to communicate, according to new ... 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

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