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NZ’s Tim Price hits RK3DE lead on Wesko

NZ’s Tim Price hits RK3DE lead on Wesko

New Zealander jumps into the front after perfect cross-country in Kentucky.

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Irish SPCA rescues 340 dogs and 11 horses

Irish SPCA rescues 340 dogs and 11 horses

“This operation has been extremely challenging.”

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26 arrests in European crackdown against illicit horse-meat trade

26 arrests in European crackdown against illicit horse-meat trade

Authorities allege 4700 horses illegally entered food chain.

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Tim Price and Wesko fire: “I knew he had it in him”

Tim Price and Wesko fire: “I knew he had it in him”

Table-topping performance for pair at Rolex Kentucky 3DE

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Kiwi Tim Price shares lead with Michael Jung in Kentucky 3DE

Kiwi Tim Price shares lead with Michael Jung in Kentucky 3DE

Dressage completed at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

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Brazen tagger marks a police horse on patrol

Brazen tagger marks a police horse on patrol

Los Angeles Police Department seeking the offender.

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Focus

Two of Phar Lap’s shoes fetch $A24,400 at auction

Two of Phar Lap’s shoes fetch $A24,400 at auction

Shoes sold to a collector of sports memorabilia.

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£25K award for safety innovation in eventing

£25K award for safety innovation in eventing

British Eventing’s Safety Innovation Prize part of a three-year strategy.

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The cheek of it! Aussie jockey’s pants drop in race to the finish

The cheek of it! Aussie jockey’s pants drop in race to the finish

Blake Shinn in a ‘cracking’ finish.

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California zoo welcomes birth of endangered Grevy’s zebra foal

California zoo welcomes birth of endangered Grevy’s zebra foal

Every foal an important step in species survival plan.

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“Big Bang” star backs push to end trade in US horse meat

“Big Bang” star backs push to end trade in US horse meat

“I am passionate about protecting them from cruelty.”

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UAE endurance appeal: Well, I guess we can rule out contrition

UAE endurance appeal: Well, I guess we can rule out contrition

Lawyers aren’t going to solve the issues in endurance.

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Research

Scientific papers on equine eyes made available online

Scientific papers on equine eyes made available online

Twenty-two papers on equine opthamology available for a year.

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Equine herpesvirus-1 interacts directly with blood platelets, researchers find

Equine herpesvirus-1 interacts directly with blood platelets, researchers find

Interaction may be behind the dangerous clots triggered by infection.

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Empowering horse owners in poorer countries can help their animals – study

Empowering horse owners in poorer countries can help their animals – study

Locals can effectively take a leading hand over welfare issues.

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New research gives fresh insights into stiffening of aging tendons

New research gives fresh insights into stiffening of aging tendons

Findings could ultimately help reduce tendon injury risk, speed recovery.

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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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Health

Probiotic fails to reduce diarrhea risk in foals – study

Probiotic fails to reduce diarrhea risk in foals – study

Researchers conduct placebo-controlled field trial involving 72 foals.

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Vet says Lasix ‘most abused drug’ in racing

Vet says Lasix ‘most abused drug’ in racing

Gary Priest speaks out against current veterinary business model.

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Pigeon fever vaccine sales halted due to gut issues in some horses

Pigeon fever vaccine sales halted due to gut issues in some horses

Unexpected gastrointestinal tract events seen in some animals.

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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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Horse owners in Washington State urged to vaccinate against West Nile

Horse owners in Washington State urged to vaccinate against West Nile

“Do it before mosquitoes are active,” says state veterinarian.

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“Foot man” welcomed into equine vet Hall of fame

“Foot man” welcomed into equine vet Hall of fame

Podiatrist Raul Bras the latest Rood & Riddle vet to be honored.

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Training

Switching on as a horseman – no half measures

Switching on as a horseman – no half measures

Pressure applied to a horse can be likened to a light switch: on or off.

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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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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

Simply the best: Blenheim horse trials top event rankings

Simply the best: Blenheim horse trials top event rankings

Equestrian event voted Oxfordshire’s Favourite Event.

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Gold star award for Florida veterinarian

Gold star award for Florida veterinarian

Amanda House honored by Florida Veterinary Medical Association.

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Young US rider impresses in Mexico Nations Cup win

Young US rider impresses in Mexico Nations Cup win

US team wins Coapexpan leg of Furusiyya Nations Cup series in Mexico.

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French eventer disqualifed from WEG over horse’s failed medication test

French eventer disqualifed from WEG over horse’s failed medication test

French eventing teams loses qualifying spot for Rio Olympics as a result.

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New bill aims to end slaughter trade in American horses

New bill aims to end slaughter trade in American horses

Legislation would prevent export of US horses for slaughter.

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WFP aiming for Kentucky horse trials double

WFP aiming for Kentucky horse trials double

Nearly 80 riders from nine nations vying for four-star success in US.

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