News

Equine monitoring on horizon, but pet trackers first

Equine monitoring on horizon, but pet trackers first

Advances being made in wearable monitoring technology for animals.

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California moves against cobalt use in racehorses

California moves against cobalt use in racehorses

Another racing jurisdiction clamps down on use of the trace element.

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Authorities seize 54 Tennessee walking horses

Authorities seize 54 Tennessee walking horses

Animals now in the care of three charities.

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Shorter dressage formats crucial to discipline’s future, survey finds

Shorter dressage formats crucial to discipline’s future, survey finds

“Dressage requires some changes, not all of which might be welcomed.”

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Consultants label WEG too complex, too costly

Consultants label WEG too complex, too costly

Event plagued by problems in recent years, says strategic review.

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Two-day race format proposed for WEG endurance

Two-day race format proposed for WEG endurance

Suggestion would see 100km covered each day.

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Focus

Valegro retains World Cup dressage final title

Valegro retains World Cup dressage final title

Winning pair put up freestyle score of 94.196% to keep Reem Acra trophy.

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Kiwi wins World Cup jumping consolation

Kiwi wins World Cup jumping consolation

Katie Laurie and Kiwi Iron Mark win Canadian Pacific GP of Las Vegas.

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France keen on hosting 2024 Olympics

France keen on hosting 2024 Olympics

IOC president says Paris would be a ‘very strong’ contender to host 2024 Games.

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US-Irish partnership leads World Cup jumping

US-Irish partnership leads World Cup jumping

Flexible and Rich Fellers hold joint lead with Friday winner Steve Guerdat.

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Could eventing be rebranded as the “equestrian triathlon”?

Could eventing be rebranded as the “equestrian triathlon”?

Tentacles of Olympic reform to reach the FEI’s Sports Forum.

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Pictures from NZ Pony Club Eventing champs

Pictures from NZ Pony Club Eventing champs

Images from the cross-country phase at two-day New Zealand champs.

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Research

Paper on hoof disease in Connemara ponies appears in journal

Paper on hoof disease in Connemara ponies appears in journal

Researchers outline findings on Hoof Wall Separation Disease.

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“Gait keeper” gene’s influence on canter seen in Standardbreds

“Gait keeper” gene’s influence on canter seen in Standardbreds

Genetic basis for an uneven canter identified in study.

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Cellar dweller: Researchers find a “sunken ship of the desert”

Cellar dweller: Researchers find a “sunken ship of the desert”

A 17th-century camel is unearthed in Austria of all places.

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Human trial of Hendra treatment gets approval

Human trial of Hendra treatment gets approval

Safety trial to be conducted this year in Queensland.

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Researchers look at toxic caley pea ingestion in horses

Researchers look at toxic caley pea ingestion in horses

Neurological signs seen, with some residual effects.

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Jockeys wired up in bid to find optimal racing position

Jockeys wired up in bid to find optimal racing position

Researchers compare differences between novice and experienced riders.

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Health

“Shipping fever” a risk in long-distance transport of horses

“Shipping fever” a risk in long-distance transport of horses

Reported cases show magnitude of the problem, says specialist.

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Early recognition vital in combating new diseases, says expert

Early recognition vital in combating new diseases, says expert

“Some may have significant economic consequences.”

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Equine disease outbreaks for 4th quarter of 2014 listed

Equine disease outbreaks for 4th quarter of 2014 listed

The usual suspects, plus a major vesicular stomatitis outbreak in the US.

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Stray Mexican donkey seized in Texas tests positive for much-feared glanders

Stray Mexican donkey seized in Texas tests positive for much-feared glanders

“Mexican strays continue to pose a huge threat to Texas livestock.”

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Parasite egg counts: Now there’s an app

Parasite egg counts: Now there’s an app

Groundbreaking technology could revolutionize fecal egg counts.

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Sweet lupins could overtake soya in animal feeds

Sweet lupins could overtake soya in animal feeds

GM worries and import costs may mean soya takes lesser role.

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Training

Does electric fencing cause stress in your horse?

Does electric fencing cause stress in your horse?

Researchers compare wooden fencing to electric fencing in Swiss study.

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Do you reward your horse for doing the wrong thing?

Do you reward your horse for doing the wrong thing?

Many riders reward undesirable behaviour without realising it.

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Lungeing research: Assymetry may vary in each direction

Lungeing research: Assymetry may vary in each direction

Horses rigged with sensors to monitor movement.

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Horse training doesn’t have to be complicated

Horse training doesn’t have to be complicated

Keep it simple: Always give your horse the answer before setting a problem.

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Winning with horses and the meaning of life – part 4

Winning with horses and the meaning of life – part 4

The art of straightness, forward momentum and thrust.

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Riding study: Saddle forces alter even with small speed changes

Riding study: Saddle forces alter even with small speed changes

Seven high-level dressage horses and riders monitored on a treadmill.

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Breeding

DNA can’t explain all inherited traits, say researchers

DNA can’t explain all inherited traits, say researchers

DNA not alone in deciding traits passed between generations.

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Horse study: More radical weaning approach better in long term

Horse study: More radical weaning approach better in long term

Czech researchers probe two weaning techniques.

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Leading eventing sire Jumbo dies at 31

Leading eventing sire Jumbo dies at 31

Jumbo the all-time leading sire with British Eventing, with 45 advanced offspring.

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Path paved for easy recognition of cropout paint horses

Path paved for easy recognition of cropout paint horses

Rule change makes horses easier to register with Paint Assn.

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Sire’s genes contribute more to progeny, study finds

Sire’s genes contribute more to progeny, study finds

Mammals “use” more genetic material from the dad, researchers say.

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Clones of leading sire Cruising now three-year-olds

Clones of leading sire Cruising now three-year-olds

Two clones born in 2012 while their sire was still alive at Ireland’s Hartwell Stud.

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Features

If horse sports were made into TV shows

If horse sports were made into TV shows

Chance for FEI TV to take on the world.

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A day at the camel races

A day at the camel races

Camel racing in the Middle East is big business, and a great source of pride for owners.

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Strange South American mammals were related to horses, research shows

Strange South American mammals were related to horses, research shows

Breakthrough technique used to reveal fossils’ secrets.

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Winning with horses and the meaning of life – part 3

Winning with horses and the meaning of life – part 3

“There is no glory in a victory gained at the expense of soundness.”

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Winning with horses and the meaning of life

Winning with horses and the meaning of life

When ego comes first the losses can be great, writes Jean Luc Cornille.

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Long hospital stay sees Zippy the zebra back on his feet

Long hospital stay sees Zippy the zebra back on his feet

Vets and farrier work together to allow Zippy to regrow a hoof capsule.

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In Brief

Ariat foots it with the FEI in new sponsorship deal

Ariat foots it with the FEI in new sponsorship deal

Proceeds from co-branded collection to go to FEI Solidarity.

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Racing industry mourns passing of NZ breeder Philip Vela

Racing industry mourns passing of NZ breeder Philip Vela

Philip Vela ran NZ Bloodstock with his brother Peter until 2013.

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Valegro leaves big hoofprints to follow

Valegro leaves big hoofprints to follow

All 18 starters through to freestyle to decide World Cup Dressage champions.

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Another class opening act for Ireland’s Bertram Allen

Another class opening act for Ireland’s Bertram Allen

Youngster thrills Vegas crowd with another class opening act.

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Changes for Badminton’s Grassroots champs

Changes for Badminton’s Grassroots champs

Cross-country plan revealed; new name for event from 2016.

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Leadership in horse welfare under Aust spotlight

Leadership in horse welfare under Aust spotlight

Welfare, social media and ethics among discussions at Horse SA event.

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