News

British endurance officials back away from Meydan sponsorship proposal

British endurance officials back away from Meydan sponsorship proposal

Deal not in the sport’s interests at this time, says board chairman.

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A horse vet for 75 years, Jack Powell dies at 101

A horse vet for 75 years, Jack Powell dies at 101

On his retirement in 2011, he was Europe’s longest-serving veterinarian.

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US Jockey Club buys controlling interest in Blood-Horse magazine

US Jockey Club buys controlling interest in Blood-Horse magazine

Deal effective immediately, with new CEO and publisher announced.

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FEI strips two international endurance events in UAE from its calendar

FEI strips two international endurance events in UAE from its calendar

Action described as emergency measure to protect horse welfare.

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Helmet ‘extras’ don’t help lower concussion risk, study finds

Helmet ‘extras’ don’t help lower concussion risk, study finds

Shell layers, pads, and fiber sheets do little to prevent concussion.

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Belgium ponders whether to go to endurance champs in Dubai

Belgium ponders whether to go to endurance champs in Dubai

Belgian riders encouraged not to compete in region.

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Focus

WW1 remount camp prepares for war horse statue

WW1 remount camp prepares for war horse statue

New statue to commemorate horses and men of Romsey.

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USA takes out Florida Nations Cup leg

USA takes out Florida Nations Cup leg

Canada slots into second, while Ireland pulls up from fifth for third.

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Windsor’s big heart skips more than a beat

Windsor’s big heart skips more than a beat

Clydesdale successfully treated for atrial fibrillation.

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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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NZ’s hackney registry to accept 25% partbreds

NZ’s hackney registry to accept 25% partbreds

Move made to recognise the unique inheritance of hackney heritage.

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Equestrian retailers buy up large at trade show

Equestrian retailers buy up large at trade show

BETA’s annual trade show a feast for retailers.

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Training

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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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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How smart is your horse?

How smart is your horse?

Neil Davies talks horse smarts – and how early education affects how horses take to being ridden.

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Smart horses no guarantee of trouble-free training – study

Smart horses no guarantee of trouble-free training – study

Researchers assess Thoroughbreds, Arabians and Anglo-arabians.

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The explanation of Entheses: Saving the horse’s legs

The explanation of Entheses: Saving the horse’s legs

Proper functioning of the hoof capsule is necessary but there is more.

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Why training horses by a set schedule is a bad idea

Why training horses by a set schedule is a bad idea

Never aim to reach a certain stage in a certain time when training a horse.

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Health

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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Horse death highlights dangers of encysted small redworms

Horse death highlights dangers of encysted small redworms

Some horse owners unaware they must treat for them every year.

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Discovery could open way to fresh approaches to parasite control

Discovery could open way to fresh approaches to parasite control

Neat “Trojan horse” tactic of parasite revealed.

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Surprising findings in British research into cresty necks

Surprising findings in British research into cresty necks

Necks measured in study fatter at end of winter than end of summer.

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Case of much-feared glanders confirmed in German horse

Case of much-feared glanders confirmed in German horse

First case in Germany since 1955, according to officials.

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Balanced feet important, even in presence of conformational issues

Balanced feet important, even in presence of conformational issues

Researchers look at imbalances in the front legs of trotting horses.

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Research

Crop yields in study boosted by use of composted horse dung

Crop yields in study boosted by use of composted horse dung

Horse manure is gold when it comes to cropping, researchers show.

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Stable air can spell trouble for workers, say researchers

Stable air can spell trouble for workers, say researchers

Study team warns of “unfavourable health effects” from stable air.

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Scientists plot how to beat Australia’s dangerous Hendra virus

Scientists plot how to beat Australia’s dangerous Hendra virus

Researchers ponder potential interventions to limit cases.

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Arthritic process seen in horses identified in humans for first time

Arthritic process seen in horses identified in humans for first time

“We are now able to add a new piece to the puzzle.”

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Hair analysis proves worth in assessing mineral status of horses

Hair analysis proves worth in assessing mineral status of horses

Mane hair a much better indicator than blood serum, researchers report.

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Warming pushes Western US toward driest period in 1000 years

Warming pushes Western US toward driest period in 1000 years

Study warns of unprecedented risk of drought in 21st century.

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Breeding

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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Study finds no evidence of moon phases influencing the sex of foals

Study finds no evidence of moon phases influencing the sex of foals

Argentinian investigated 65,535 pregnancies in total.

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Scoring system developed to assess survival chances of seriously ill foals

Scoring system developed to assess survival chances of seriously ill foals

Scientists identify six key factors, the main one being cold extremities.

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Preparing a foaling kit – are you ready?

Preparing a foaling kit – are you ready?

Foaling is usually an explosive process. Here’s what you need on hand to be ready.

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Do maiden mares produce smaller foals?

Do maiden mares produce smaller foals?

Study using embryo transfer shows foals from first-time mums smaller.

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Features

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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Long, hot summer: Keeping horses happy when drought hits

Long, hot summer: Keeping horses happy when drought hits

Keeping horses healthy during dry conditions isn’t a matter of luck.

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NZ breeder brings new attention to foundation appaloosa bloodlines

NZ breeder brings new attention to foundation appaloosa bloodlines

The “true appaloosa” is more than just a spotted horse.

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Gravity and the art of the horse’s back

Gravity and the art of the horse’s back

The horse’s physique is a masterpiece which deserves true masters.

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Am I the only one driven bananas when buying horse gear?

Am I the only one driven bananas when buying horse gear?

Getting the basics right requires a level of horse sense.

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In Brief

French Equestrian Federation backs the FEI’s endurance move

French Equestrian Federation backs the FEI’s endurance move

Withdrawal of two UAE races from the FEI’s calendar supported.

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News archive for February 2015

News archive for February 2015

Daily news archive for February, 2015.

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Priscilla Presley named 2014 Humane Horsewoman of the Year

Priscilla Presley named 2014 Humane Horsewoman of the Year

Honor recognizes her commitment to ending the cruel practice of soring.

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Snow-bunny Zara Phillips in winter training mode

Snow-bunny Zara Phillips in winter training mode

Rio 2016 the target for eventer while enjoying winter training.

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12 vets named as equine dental specialty diplomates

12 vets named as equine dental specialty diplomates

Founding members of newly recognised speciality named by AVMA.

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Florida equestrian estate hits market at $US22.9 million

Florida equestrian estate hits market at $US22.9 million

Fifty-acre property located about half an hour from Palm Beach.

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