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Tick that can carry horse pathogen spreads in Netherlands and Belgium

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tick that can carry horse pathogen spreads in Netherlands and Belgium

Continued surveillance urged by researchers.

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Do horses really enjoy jumping?

| April 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
Do horses really enjoy jumping?

Research from Poland suggests some horses are happy to jump of their own accord.

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Scientific papers on equine eyes made available online

| April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Scientific papers on equine eyes made available online

Twenty-two papers on equine opthamology available for a year.

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Equine herpesvirus-1 interacts directly with blood platelets, researchers find

| April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Equine herpesvirus-1 interacts directly with blood platelets, researchers find

Interaction may be behind the dangerous clots triggered by infection.

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Empowering horse owners in poorer countries can help their animals – study

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Empowering horse owners in poorer countries can help their animals – study

Locals can effectively take a leading hand over welfare issues.

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New research gives fresh insights into stiffening of aging tendons

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
New research gives fresh insights into stiffening of aging tendons

Findings could ultimately help reduce tendon injury risk, speed recovery.

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Researchers probe bit-related injuries in racehorses and polo ponies

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Researchers probe bit-related injuries in racehorses and polo ponies

Racehorses fare worst, perhaps through being broken in quickly.

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Paper on hoof disease in Connemara ponies appears in journal

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Paper on hoof disease in Connemara ponies appears in journal

Researchers outline findings on Hoof Wall Separation Disease.

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“Gait keeper” gene’s influence on canter seen in Standardbreds

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
“Gait keeper” gene’s influence on canter seen in Standardbreds

Genetic basis for an uneven canter identified in study.

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Cellar dweller: Researchers find a “sunken ship of the desert”

| April 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Cellar dweller: Researchers find a “sunken ship of the desert”

A 17th-century camel is unearthed in Austria of all places.

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Human trial of Hendra treatment gets approval

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Human trial of Hendra treatment gets approval

Safety trial to be conducted this year in Queensland.

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Researchers look at toxic caley pea ingestion in horses

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Researchers look at toxic caley pea ingestion in horses

Neurological signs seen, with some residual effects.

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Jockeys wired up in bid to find optimal racing position

| March 29, 2015 | 1 Comment
Jockeys wired up in bid to find optimal racing position

Researchers compare differences between novice and experienced riders.

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Common equine parasite wrongly identified in textbooks – study

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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

| March 25, 2015 | 4 Comments
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

| March 25, 2015 | 1 Comment
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

| March 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
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

| March 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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

| March 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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Strange South American mammals were related to horses, research shows

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Strange South American mammals were related to horses, research shows

Breakthrough technique used to reveal fossils’ secrets.

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