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Price being paid for indiscriminate long-term use of worming meds, says expert

Price being paid for indiscriminate long-term use of worming meds, says expert

Researcher warns of risks associated with widespread resistance.

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What will happen to Hitler’s horse sculptures?

What will happen to Hitler’s horse sculptures?

Nazi art remains a sensitive subject.

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Exercise-induced lung bleeding in horses should be considered a disease, says expert panel

Exercise-induced lung bleeding in horses should be considered a disease, says expert panel

Major review published in journal.

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Auction of American Western art tops $US17 million

Auction of American Western art tops $US17 million

Christie’s in New York offer part of a private collection.

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Horse bronzes that stood outside Hitler’s Chancellery recovered in police raids

Horse bronzes that stood outside Hitler’s Chancellery recovered in police raids

Long lost sculptures found in a warehouse with other artworks.

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New $8.8m equine surgical center for Indiana

New $8.8m equine surgical center for Indiana

Purdue’s new Surgical Center to be built near Indiana Grand Race Course.

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Focus

William helped out of a swimming pool in London

William helped out of a swimming pool in London

Horse escaped with cuts and bruises.

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Spanish horses celebrated in new dressage series

Spanish horses celebrated in new dressage series

New series for Pura Raza Española horses to culminate in championship.

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Whitaker whitewash as Brits banish Dutch

Whitaker whitewash as Brits banish Dutch

Back-to-back victory for Britain in Nations Cup series in Rome.

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Dressage Italian Style

Dressage Italian Style

A look at Grisone’s Rules of Riding and Tomassini’s The Italian Tradition.

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Racing identities join anti-doping movement

Racing identities join anti-doping movement

Call for an independent body to police the sport of racing.

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Tiny steeplechasing Shetlands hit the big time this weekend

Tiny steeplechasing Shetlands hit the big time this weekend

Four-race series for pint-sized racers kicks off at Devon Horse Show.

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Research

Secrets of the horse whinny revealed by Swiss researchers

Secrets of the horse whinny revealed by Swiss researchers

Horses have a rare mammalian vocal trait – biphonation.

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Study examines effectiveness of horse therapy on children with cerebral palsy

Study examines effectiveness of horse therapy on children with cerebral palsy

“Early indications … are that there are benefits for the children.”

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‘Donkey whisperers’ learn a silent equine language

‘Donkey whisperers’ learn a silent equine language

Researchers study working donkeys and their behavioural patterns.

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Vaccine shows promise against equine melanomas

Vaccine shows promise against equine melanomas

Tumour shrinkage reported in 27 horses in German study.

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Horse owners can improve welfare without risking livelihoods – study

Horse owners can improve welfare without risking livelihoods – study

Poverty shown to be no barrier.

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Tails from the Gobi Desert: Scientists crack problem in analysing equine hairs

Tails from the Gobi Desert: Scientists crack problem in analysing equine hairs

Breakthrough provides opportunity for more accurate timelines.

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Health

New body fat indexing method developed for horses

New body fat indexing method developed for horses

New Body Condition Index a step up for objective weight monitoring.

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Horse keepers urged to take quick equine health survey

Horse keepers urged to take quick equine health survey

British horse info needed for annual “snapshot”.

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More evidence to support role of sycamore seeds in Equine Atypical Myopathy

More evidence to support role of sycamore seeds in Equine Atypical Myopathy

German researchers conduct study.

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Research points to calming effect of magnesium on horses

Research points to calming effect of magnesium on horses

Magnesium aspartate slowed reaction speeds in six Standardbreds.

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First US cases of vesicular stomatitis reported for 2015 season

First US cases of vesicular stomatitis reported for 2015 season

Handful of cases in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.

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Human clinical trial begins for therapy targeting Australia’s Hendra virus

Human clinical trial begins for therapy targeting Australia’s Hendra virus

Therapy aims to improve survival chances of people exposed to virus.

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Training

Where, how, and how fast? Three simples rules that horses live by

Where, how, and how fast? Three simples rules that horses live by

Every movement you teach every horse comes back to three things.

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Gravity and propulsion: The game of balance

Gravity and propulsion: The game of balance

Part 6 of “The Meaning of Life” series: equestrian art is pure physics.

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Can horses sort the oats from the quackery?

Can horses sort the oats from the quackery?

Can a duck become the leader of a horse by pecking him into submission?

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The real meaning of straightness in the horse

The real meaning of straightness in the horse

Part 5 of the series “The meaning of life” by Jean Luc Cornille.

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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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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

Public support sought for book on Aust horse training legend

Public support sought for book on Aust horse training legend

Dr Andrew McLean to co-author crowd-funded book on Tom Roberts.

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NZ’s war horses to be immortalised in film

NZ’s war horses to be immortalised in film

Anzac Horse to tell the story of New Zealand horses in World War One.

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UAE suspension: What we know so far

UAE suspension: What we know so far

The first legal round goes to the FEI.

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Those pesky flies – how you can fight back

Those pesky flies – how you can fight back

To kill or repel, that is the question owners face when the heat is on.

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The Olympic Games: Are we in a happy place?

The Olympic Games: Are we in a happy place?

Is it a case of no gain without pain?

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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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In Brief

John Coates re-elected as head of CAS council

John Coates re-elected as head of CAS council

Second term as president of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport for Australian.

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FEI looks to global audience with new media deal

FEI looks to global audience with new media deal

FEI goes global with new five-year IMG partnership.

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FEI suspends SportAccord membership

FEI suspends SportAccord membership

SportAccord under pressure over its president’s IOC remarks.

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Famed artist’s ‘Galloping Horse’ up for auction

Famed artist’s ‘Galloping Horse’ up for auction

Xu Beihong work selling on June 2 in Hong Kong.

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€183K in prizes draws leading dressage riders to Aachen

€183K in prizes draws leading dressage riders to Aachen

Big prizes on offer at prestigious World Equestrian Festival.

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Pan Am Games tickets up for grabs in equine coloring contest

Pan Am Games tickets up for grabs in equine coloring contest

Youngsters from 3 to 16 urged to enter Canada’s Horse Day contest.

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