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Four vets charged with racehorse drug violations in Pennsylvania

Four vets charged with racehorse drug violations in Pennsylvania

Efforts allegedly made to conceal race-day drug use.

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Quarantines in place in Michigan over confirmed EHV-1 case

Quarantines in place in Michigan over confirmed EHV-1 case

Horse that fell ill had earlier been to competitions.

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Researchers show value of diet and exercise for laminitis-prone horses

Researchers show value of diet and exercise for laminitis-prone horses

Nineteen horses and ponies put on individually tailored programmes.

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Blood threshold for cobalt in US racehorses proposed by industry consortium

Blood threshold for cobalt in US racehorses proposed by industry consortium

Model rule to go before global body for racing commissioners.

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Dramatic video: Boar on the run, with ponies in pursuit

Dramatic video: Boar on the run, with ponies in pursuit

Footage goes viral on the internet.

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“Simpson” painting fetches nearly $258,000 at auction

“Simpson” painting fetches nearly $258,000 at auction

Watercolour by Horace Moore-Jones goes under hammer in Auckland.

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Focus

Britain’s RSPCA in drive to rehome equines

Britain’s RSPCA in drive to rehome equines

Charity at capacity in England and Wales.

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Public-owned Texas Horse Park opens in Dallas

Public-owned Texas Horse Park opens in Dallas

Opening ceremony today for $12 million park.

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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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US claims Nations Cup dressage spoils in Florida

US claims Nations Cup dressage spoils in Florida

Team USA 1 tops the podium, with Canada second and third.

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Federal land managers call off Nevada wild horse muster

Federal land managers call off Nevada wild horse muster

BLM will seek a fresh environment assessment before revisiting question.

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Monty Roberts joins Brooke equine charity as Global Ambassador

Monty Roberts joins Brooke equine charity as Global Ambassador

“Horse whisperer” sees ‘unbearable suffering’ on India trip with The Brooke.

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Research

Common equine parasite wrongly identified in textbooks – study

Common equine parasite wrongly identified in textbooks – study

Parascaris univalens is now the main roundworm species in horses.

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Whip use: Horses may be more sensitive to pain than we thought

Whip use: Horses may be more sensitive to pain than we thought

Veterinary pathologist astounded by findings around skin sensitivity.

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Horses hunted in North America 13,300 years ago, research shows

Horses hunted in North America 13,300 years ago, research shows

Kills sites south of Calgary date back to Ice Age.

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Review raises questions over British report on whip use

Review raises questions over British report on whip use

“Some of the report’s findings are insufficiently defended.”

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Stable stress study a reminder that horses need social contact – charity

Stable stress study a reminder that horses need social contact – charity

“Study provides plenty of food for thought.” – World Horse Welfare

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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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Health

Horse allergies: Early exposure can help build resistance – study

Horse allergies: Early exposure can help build resistance – study

Researchers probe insect-bite hypersensitivity.

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Horses stabled alone show signs of stress, study shows

Horses stabled alone show signs of stress, study shows

Solitary stabling can impact on health and wellbeing, research suggests.

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First use of silk mesh to repair a hernia in a horse

First use of silk mesh to repair a hernia in a horse

“Clinical significance not only for horses but also for humans.”

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Midge study helps understanding of African horse sickness

Midge study helps understanding of African horse sickness

One species in Senegal particularly drawn to horses.

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$1.1m boost for equine health research

$1.1m boost for equine health research

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announces new projects for 2015.

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British researchers spot regional variation in colic risk

British researchers spot regional variation in colic risk

Lancashire horses have higher risk of particular form of colic.

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Training

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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Some horses can’t cope – help them out

Some horses can’t cope – help them out

Sadly, about 80 percent of young horses will adapt to bad initial training.

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Equine instinct and horses doing what’s easiest

Equine instinct and horses doing what’s easiest

Forget about respect. It’s got nothing to do with horse training.

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Winning with horses and the meaning of life –  part 2

Winning with horses and the meaning of life – part 2

Sometimes the reasons for failure are not as simple as first suspected.

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Respect and desensitisation – and two-legged cowards

Respect and desensitisation – and two-legged cowards

When are these people going to join the dots? All the ‘gaining of respect’ and ‘desensitisation’ doesn’t work.

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The equine vs. human point of view – which do you use?

The equine vs. human point of view – which do you use?

Concentrate on what works best for your horse, writes Neil Davies.

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Breeding

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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Newborn foals may offer clues to autism

Newborn foals may offer clues to autism

Biochemical switch to get foals fully conscious may involve the squeezing.

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Features

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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Fresh evidence found to support Cope’s rule

Fresh evidence found to support Cope’s rule

American scientists probe evolutionary hypothesis.

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In Brief

Pioneering equine vet Ben Martin dies at 68

Pioneering equine vet Ben Martin dies at 68

Equine specialist spent his 34-year career at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.

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Contenders for World Cup jumping final prepare for Vegas

Contenders for World Cup jumping final prepare for Vegas

Central European and North American leagues wrap up, with definite entries due April 6.

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New boss for Kentucky Horse Council

New boss for Kentucky Horse Council

Katy Ross brings both legal and non-profit experience to organisation.

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Canada bags Longines World Cup GP sponsorship

Canada bags Longines World Cup GP sponsorship

Swiss watchmaker to sponsor Grand Prix, part of new North American league.

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Changes afoot for NZ’s HoY show

Changes afoot for NZ’s HoY show

Show to remain in Hawke’s Bay til 2027; new organiser announcement expected on June 1.

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Haunting image of zebra carcass wins photo contest

Haunting image of zebra carcass wins photo contest

Image delivers stark message on consequences of climate change.

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