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Final roll of the dice for UAE endurance

Final roll of the dice for UAE endurance

The window for sorting this out is surely closing fast.

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FEI welcomes “bold decisions” by UAE in endurance

FEI welcomes “bold decisions” by UAE in endurance

Fresh measures introduced as endurance competitions resume.

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UAE to immediately resume endurance, according to local report

UAE to immediately resume endurance, according to local report

Resumption follows internal inquiry; two new committees formed.

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Horses hit hardest during US outbreak of vesicular stomatitis, figures show

Horses hit hardest during US outbreak of vesicular stomatitis, figures show

Outbreak lasting nearly 10 months finally petering out in US.

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Estimating ancient animal populations complicated by losses in fossil record

Estimating ancient animal populations complicated by losses in fossil record

Differing rates of fossil loss found across Americas

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EHV-1 cases at New Mexico’s Sunland Park racetrack climb to 61

EHV-1 cases at New Mexico’s Sunland Park racetrack climb to 61

Eight barns returned to “non-exposed status”.

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Focus

“Underappreciated” issue of female concussion in spotlight

“Underappreciated” issue of female concussion in spotlight

“Females have more severe symptoms, and take longer to recover.”

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New chief executive for British Equestrian Federation

New chief executive for British Equestrian Federation

Clare Salmon to take over from Andrew Finding, who retires in June.

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New frangible device approved for use on British cross-country courses

New frangible device approved for use on British cross-country courses

MIM Clip Post and Rail and Wall kits approved after 2015 testing.

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Young gun: Reed Kessler eyes US jumping team spot for Rio 2016

Young gun: Reed Kessler eyes US jumping team spot for Rio 2016

Now 21, Kessler was youngest member of a US Olympic jumping team.

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Video: Horse strikes up unlikely friendship with … a chicken

Video: Horse strikes up unlikely friendship with … a chicken

Chicken finds an excellent vantage point on Rocky’s head. And he lets her!

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Why your horse needs starch – but not too much

Why your horse needs starch – but not too much

Feeding a lot of starch isn’t necessary for a horse in light work.

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Research

“Horses have the ability to read emotions across the species barrier”

“Horses have the ability to read emotions across the species barrier”

Research suggests horses can read human emotions in faces.

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Study explores well-being of equine entrepreneurs

Study explores well-being of equine entrepreneurs

A majority of those in Finnish study described a good quality of life.

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Why horse riders shouldn’t “get back on” after a crashing fall

Why horse riders shouldn’t “get back on” after a crashing fall

Researchers learn when concussions can lead to sustained brain damage.

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Researchers find further link between head injuries and Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers find further link between head injuries and Alzheimer’s disease

Head injuries “triggers biological processes that burn away for years.”

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Abnormal tissue changes in wound healing behind sarcoids, say researchers

Abnormal tissue changes in wound healing behind sarcoids, say researchers

Findings open avenues for several potential therapeutic approaches.

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Research into potential probiotic wormer in horses scores federal cash

Research into potential probiotic wormer in horses scores federal cash

Innovative crowdfunded research helped get $US2.1m grant.

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Health

Feeding endurance horses: Oil, fibre, and the carbo connection

Feeding endurance horses: Oil, fibre, and the carbo connection

Are we missing something when it comes to competition?

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Scientists unravel mysteries of the equine tendon

Scientists unravel mysteries of the equine tendon

Study team casts spotlight on processes behind deterioration.

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Push for more enrolments in British laminitis study

Push for more enrolments in British laminitis study

Animal Health Trust hopes to sign up more than 3000 horses and ponies.

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New horse guidelines in NZ stress the importance of know-how

New horse guidelines in NZ stress the importance of know-how

Code lays out minimum standards and offers best-practice guidance.

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Does turmeric spice up your horse’s life? Survey aims to find out

Does turmeric spice up your horse’s life? Survey aims to find out

Survey to add to knowledge of turmeric/curcumin use in horses.

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Winter is the right time to attack encysted small redworms

Winter is the right time to attack encysted small redworms

Pre-Spring reminder: Prepare to tackle the larval stages of the small redworm.

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Training

Leveraged bits only modestly increase poll pressure in horses – study

Leveraged bits only modestly increase poll pressure in horses – study

Tension applied to reins tended to move bit backwards in the mouth.

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Bad dressage test? Blame it on your inferior parietal cortex

Bad dressage test? Blame it on your inferior parietal cortex

Just when you need that finesse and control, it all falls apart.

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“Move it or lose it” to keep horses sound, but ignore the judging scorecard

“Move it or lose it” to keep horses sound, but ignore the judging scorecard

Muscles and bones actively remodel in response to exercise stresses.

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Opening the stable doors from lameness to soundness

Opening the stable doors from lameness to soundness

The horse’s deeper structures are the foundation of athletic performance.

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Why working on the forehand can be a horse killer

Why working on the forehand can be a horse killer

Subchondral sclerosis evolves from tiny micro-cracks, leading to arthritis.

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Why your horse should be treated as the athlete he is

Why your horse should be treated as the athlete he is

Soundness and excellence relies on the coordination of many systems.

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Breeding

Refrozen stallion semen tested on in-season mares in German study

Refrozen stallion semen tested on in-season mares in German study

Pregnancy rates were drastically reduced, researchers reported.

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Age biggest factor in fertility of thoroughbred mares – study

Age biggest factor in fertility of thoroughbred mares – study

Uterine inflammation or infections, if well managed, did not affect fertility.

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Inbreeding rises in Polish Konik horses, but genetic diversity still high

Inbreeding rises in Polish Konik horses, but genetic diversity still high

More attention to genetic diversity, less on horse numbers, say researchers

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China looks to clone horses at new centre

China looks to clone horses at new centre

World’s largest animal cloning centre will also clone cattle and dogs.

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Mystery remains around key process in early equine pregnancy – review

Mystery remains around key process in early equine pregnancy – review

Advancements in molecular biology may eventually solve riddle.

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Stallion sperm production affected by the company they keep – study

Stallion sperm production affected by the company they keep – study

Sperm characteristics found to be affected by social environment.

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Features

Paying homage to the horse in the deserts of Dubai

Paying homage to the horse in the deserts of Dubai

Dubai must surely be the centre of the equine world in the Emirates.

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Those first steps with horses: A beginner’s guide

Those first steps with horses: A beginner’s guide

There’s a lot to learn when starting your kids out in the saddle.

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New year, new life for wild horse back at Idaho home

New year, new life for wild horse back at Idaho home

Challis wild horse reunited with her family, thanks to Wild Love Preserve.

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Video: Why horses make the best therapists

Video: Why horses make the best therapists

“Horses sense everything and they reflect our truth”.

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Meaningless words and theories: Horses don’t care and neither should you

Meaningless words and theories: Horses don’t care and neither should you

Take no notice of “cocktail party theorists”, says Jean Luc Cornille.

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Santa’s sack crisis: Horses make a special delivery

Santa’s sack crisis: Horses make a special delivery

Santa’s Christmas Eve run is in trouble. What can be done?

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In Brief

Polo pony in California succumbs to EHV-1 infection

Polo pony in California succumbs to EHV-1 infection

Necropsy showed mare was suffering from non-neuropathogenic strain.

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Swiss federation wants endurance world champs moved from Dubai

Swiss federation wants endurance world champs moved from Dubai

Growing international unease over UAE hosting December event.

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The Bouthieb initiative: The new way ahead for endurance?

The Bouthieb initiative: The new way ahead for endurance?

Could it be that the UAE brings a sea change to the sport?

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Conference to explore horses in the workplace and personal safety

Conference to explore horses in the workplace and personal safety

“Where workplace safety, horse welfare and culture converge.”

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“Horses have the ability to read emotions across the species barrier”

“Horses have the ability to read emotions across the species barrier”

Research suggests horses can read human emotions in faces.

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Ann Romney: How horses helped my multiple sclerosis battle

Ann Romney: How horses helped my multiple sclerosis battle

Former First Lady of Massachusetts receives Premier Equestrian Award.

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