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Role of quality mares in thoroughbred breeding highlighted in study

Role of quality mares in thoroughbred breeding highlighted in study

Researchers delve into parentage and performance.

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Texas charity awarded custody of 207 horses

Texas charity awarded custody of 207 horses

Judge rules on custody; care costs approach $US500,000.

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Major laminitis study launched in Britain

Major laminitis study launched in Britain

Researchers hope to gather data on more than 3000 British horses, ponies.

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Unmasking Streptococcus equi: Fresh insights into strangles

Unmasking Streptococcus equi: Fresh insights into strangles

Researcher delve deep into pathogen’s past.

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Shetland found with nasty shoulder injury; stabbing suspected

Shetland found with nasty shoulder injury; stabbing suspected

The RSPCA in Wales is investigating the incident.

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Qatari endurance rider banned and fined over positive drug test in mount

Qatari endurance rider banned and fined over positive drug test in mount

Horse tested positive for painkiller propoxyphene.

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Focus

Chazot speaks: A horse’s view of the world

Chazot speaks: A horse’s view of the world

Jean Luc Cornille’s opinionated horse Chazot takes a walk on the wild side.

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Edwin Moses to bring anti-doping message to US racing

Edwin Moses to bring anti-doping message to US racing

Anti-doping pioneer and Olympic legend for Jockey Club conference.

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Chloe Winchester wins Hickstead’s QEII Cup

Chloe Winchester wins Hickstead’s QEII Cup

26 riders vie for prestigious national final at British venue.

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Horse riders go the “full monty” to promote helmets

Horse riders go the “full monty” to promote helmets

Riders bare all to promote International Helmet Awareness Day on August 1.

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Colic claims life of Isabell Werth’s Warum Nicht

Colic claims life of Isabell Werth’s Warum Nicht

Operation fails to save 2007 Dressage World Cup winner, who retired in 2012.

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Showjumper suspended after horse tests positive for banned substances

Showjumper suspended after horse tests positive for banned substances

Propoxyphene and norpropoxyphene detected in Royal des Fontaines.

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Research

Canadian Govt backs equine-assisted therapy studies

Canadian Govt backs equine-assisted therapy studies

“Veterans and their families deserve the best assistance possible.”

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Brain injury link in post-concussion depression, anxiety

Brain injury link in post-concussion depression, anxiety

Injury patterns found in MRIs of people with concussion-related depression.

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Limited knowledge on animal diseases leaves humans at risk, say researchers

Limited knowledge on animal diseases leaves humans at risk, say researchers

“Often we don’t prioritise animal health until it impacts on human health.”

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Australian riders report worrying levels of accidents and near misses on roads

Australian riders report worrying levels of accidents and near misses on roads

Not enough being done to improve safety, say researchers.

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Yes, hot and windy weather can make your horse cranky

Yes, hot and windy weather can make your horse cranky

Polish researchers pin down a temperature and wind speed.

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High frequency of vices found in group of Chilean endurance horses

High frequency of vices found in group of Chilean endurance horses

12.2 percent of horses in study exhibited stereotypies.

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Health

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM): The signs and treatment

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM): The signs and treatment

EPM is a master of disguise and can be difficult to diagnose.

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Pass the salt: electrolyte replacement for horses

Pass the salt: electrolyte replacement for horses

Salt lost through sweat is responsible for many critical body processes.

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Researchers to probe troubling eye condition in horses

Researchers to probe troubling eye condition in horses

British vets sought to take part in eosinophilic keratitis study.

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Foals most vulnerable to Equine Tyzzer’s Disease

Foals most vulnerable to Equine Tyzzer’s Disease

Acute cases in foals generally prove fatal.

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Atopic dermatitis might be more common than believed – expert

Atopic dermatitis might be more common than believed – expert

Drugs for treatment can be an issue in competition horses.

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Nerving: (Posterior digital neurectomy) A Farrier’s point of view

Nerving: (Posterior digital neurectomy) A Farrier’s point of view

When a horse is in pain, it must be humanely alleviated.

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Training

Why we don’t use side reins on horses

Why we don’t use side reins on horses

Side reins, draw reins, chambon, gogue – Jean luc Cornille explains how detrimental they can be.

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There’s no such thing as a ‘horse whisperer’

There’s no such thing as a ‘horse whisperer’

There are no secret magic powers when it comes to training horses.

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‘Sleep on it’ to earn a horse’s trust

‘Sleep on it’ to earn a horse’s trust

Sometimes getting through to a horse can mean thinking outside the square.

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What really happens when your horse shies

What really happens when your horse shies

Gaining confidence is better than adopting the “stop and look” method.

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How to get the leading edge with your horse

How to get the leading edge with your horse

Horses aren’t born knowing that they must walk calmly alongside you.

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Forward thinking: The perils of going backwards in horse training

Forward thinking: The perils of going backwards in horse training

Everything you ever want to do with your horse relies on moving forward, not backwards.

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Breeding

Operation helps mare’s dangerous behavior

Operation helps mare’s dangerous behavior

Polo mare’s problems solved by keyhole surgery to remove left ovary.

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Mares behaving badly: when to get help

Mares behaving badly: when to get help

Undesirable behaviour in mares varies widely.

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Standing stallions, breeding mares and the law: a pre-season legal checkup

Standing stallions, breeding mares and the law: a pre-season legal checkup

There are some obvious legal issues involved in breeding horses.

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Spotlight on ‘Quarter Horse disease’

Spotlight on ‘Quarter Horse disease’

Impressive was not merely his name, but his genetic legacy.

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First foal by Cruising clone born in Ireland

First foal by Cruising clone born in Ireland

Hartwell Stud welcomes filly by Cruising clone Cruising Arish.

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Genes link wild horse herd in western Canada to Siberian breed

Genes link wild horse herd in western Canada to Siberian breed

“Our genetic study raises more questions than it answers,” researchers admit.

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Features

Lab technology making its way into the hands of riders and trainers

Lab technology making its way into the hands of riders and trainers

Full review published of Saddle Research Trust Conference.

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Is your horse trailer / horse float an accident waiting to happen?

Is your horse trailer / horse float an accident waiting to happen?

Keeping an eye on your trailer’s maintenance will reap benefits.

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The Kiwi Crabbet Arabian horse connection

The Kiwi Crabbet Arabian horse connection

A look at recent developments in the breeding of these special horses.

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Equestrian explorer and advocate of rare horse breed honoured

Equestrian explorer and advocate of rare horse breed honoured

Geldy Kyarizov played crucial role in saving the Akhal Teke breed.

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A wild idea? Should horses be returned to their historic rangelands?

A wild idea? Should horses be returned to their historic rangelands?

Researchers explore the potential for horses to repopulate the wilderness.

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Horsemanship 1.1 – making life easier for the farrier – and you

Horsemanship 1.1 – making life easier for the farrier – and you

Veteran farrier shares “five things every farrier wishes their clients knew”.

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In Brief

Belgians take out Hickstead’s Nations Cup Jumping leg

Belgians take out Hickstead’s Nations Cup Jumping leg

Belgians win through in three-round thriller; France prevails at Bratislavia.

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Want your name on a European Champs jump? Now’s your chance

Want your name on a European Champs jump? Now’s your chance

Sponsorshop sought for cross-country fence designed by Ian Stark.

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UAE endurance: There’s one more issue to mop up

UAE endurance: There’s one more issue to mop up

Final resolution needed over the so-called “phantom” races.

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USA’s leading dressage rider for showjumping event

USA’s leading dressage rider for showjumping event

Steffen Peters to give a dressage demo at the Longines Masters of LA in October.

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Equine vets in push to develop raceday alternatives to Lasix

Equine vets in push to develop raceday alternatives to Lasix

Research priorities to be identified and pursued.

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Inquisitive Pedro gets a new outlook on life

Inquisitive Pedro gets a new outlook on life

New stable doors makes all the difference to tiny pony.

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