Category: Research

Horse paddock pollution threat studied
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Horse paddock pollution threat studied

Swedish researchers identify leaching risks.

Are probiotics effective in treating gut ailments in horses?
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Are probiotics effective in treating gut ailments in horses?

Scientific review says evidence that they can control gastrointestinal diseases in horses is currently weak.

Horses make great police ambassadors, research suggests
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Horses make great police ambassadors, research suggests

Mounted police units in British neighbourhoods found to boost confidence and trust.

Indian fossils provide crucial evidence on the origins of the horse
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Indian fossils provide crucial evidence on the origins of the horse

Important fossils unearthed on the edge of a coal mine.

Aziz Tnibar
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Hydrogel injection shows promise in treating equine osteoarthritis

“It is a breakthrough therapy which is highly promising.” – lead researcher.

The distribution of Culicoides imicola, with the dots indicating confirmed occurences. The graphics provides a legend of land classification. The cross-hatched areas are zones of inhospitable habitat - the Adriatic Sea, Sahara Desert and Red Sea which separating the three model-fitting zones.
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African horse sickness: Where are midges that can carry the disease likely to spread?

Midges could even spread as far as warmer parts of New Zealand.

Fighting the battle of the bulge. Photo: Redwings
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Level of key growth factor linked to obesity in horses

Findings could lead to a biological marker for metabolic conditions, including obesity.

Faecal bacteria monitored during feed transition study
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Faecal bacteria monitored during feed transition study

Rapid microbial transition seen after change from commercial forage-based feed to pasture.

Senior research scientists John Welte speculates that the economic downturn that started in 2008 may be behind relatively static rates of problem gambling, despite the growth in gambling opportunities in recent years. Photo: University of Buffalo
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Rates of problem gambling stable despite more betting opportunities

Economic downturn may have held problem gambling at static levels.

Mushroom that grows on horse dung found to have antibiotic properties
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Mushroom that grows on horse dung found to have antibiotic properties

Scientists explore potential uses of agent known as copsin.

Three studies cast spotlight on use of Lasix in US racehorses
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Three studies cast spotlight on use of Lasix in US racehorses

Researchers address key questions around its race-day use.

A selfie from space. The CIVA camera aboard Rosetta's lander, Philae, took this image showing both the probe and the comet.
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Comet has faint aroma of horse pee, say scientists

Researchers describe chemical cocktail from comet being followed by space probe.

Researchers explain genetic equation behind controversial sexual identity in two pacers
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Researchers explain genetic equation behind controversial sexual identity in two pacers

Pair are known as male pseudo-hermaphrodites.

Eye differences found in HERDA-affected horses
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Eye differences found in HERDA-affected horses

Affected horses have thinner corneas and greater corneal curvature and diameter.

The pulp from citrus is becoming an increasingly common ingredient in concentrated horse feeds in some parts of the world. Photo: US Dept of Agriculture
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Scientists assess citrus pulp in horse feed

Citrus pulp described as a safe energy source.

Multiple melanomas in a grey horse. © Caroldermoid
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Scientists develop lab equivalent of equine skin

Development opens way for more lab-based work on skin diseases in horses.

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Dental health of elite athletes is poor, say researchers

Problem of poor oral health among athletes showing no signs of improvement.

Effectiveness of grazing muzzles explored in US study
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Effectiveness of grazing muzzles explored in US study

Muzzle decreased forage consumption by an average of 30% during four hours of grazing.

Stress in horses: Scientists urge caution in interpreting physiological data
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Stress in horses: Scientists urge caution in interpreting physiological data

Cortisol levels and heart rate should not be assessed in isolation.

Dog vaccine shows promise in treating equine melanomas
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Dog vaccine shows promise in treating equine melanomas

Horses in study to be monitored for another two years and receive booster shots.

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