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Researchers probe the shady world of paddock shelters for horses

| 2 September 2015 11:16 am | 0 Comments
Researchers probe the shady world of paddock shelters for horses

Night-time and daytime use found to be similar.

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Endurance eliminations can be predicted, say researchers

| 1 September 2015 3:01 pm | 0 Comments
Endurance eliminations can be predicted, say researchers

“We encourage veterinarians … and FEI to apply this new knowledge.”

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Researchers examine training routines of professional dressage riders

| 26 August 2015 10:42 am | 0 Comments
Researchers examine training routines of professional dressage riders

Routine training sessions analysed in detail.

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Can we tell if a horse is happy?

| 25 August 2015 4:03 pm | 0 Comments
Can we tell if a horse is happy?

Researchers ask: How confident can we be in assessing happiness?

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Study suggests multi-drug resistance emerging in NZ horses

| 24 August 2015 8:50 am | 0 Comments
Study suggests multi-drug resistance emerging in NZ horses

Penicillin identified as mainstay for streptococcal respiratory infections.

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What does it take to be the boss hoss?

| 23 August 2015 11:35 am | 0 Comments
What does it take to be the boss hoss?

Researchers find porky paddock dwellers tend to dominate.

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Horses take therapeutic riding in their stride, study finds

| 23 August 2015 9:07 am | 0 Comments
Horses take therapeutic riding in their stride, study finds

Researchers look for differences in stress levels with therapy work.

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Research suggests equine eye wrinkles are linked to emotional states

| 18 August 2015 10:16 pm | 1 Comment
Research suggests equine eye wrinkles are linked to emotional states

Swiss study investigates so-called “worry wrinkles”.

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Blood-serum tests cast spotlight on troublesome horse disease in Spain

| 18 August 2015 9:12 am | 1 Comment
Blood-serum tests cast spotlight on troublesome horse disease in Spain

Researchers investigate equine arteritis virus.

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Researchers look for links between sleep and performance in horses

| 14 August 2015 10:31 am | 0 Comments
Researchers look for links between sleep and performance in horses

Showjumpers used in preliminary investigation.

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Zebra stripes: No black and white answer to mystery

| 13 August 2015 9:09 am | 1 Comment
Zebra stripes: No black and white answer to mystery

Predators might not be dazzled by stripes, say researchers.

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Mealtime hostility: How far apart should you put feed dishes?

| 12 August 2015 10:41 am | 0 Comments
Mealtime hostility: How far apart should you put feed dishes?

Brazilian researchers find that 10 metres does the trick.

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The eyes have it: Horses shown to have surprising visual ability

| 10 August 2015 10:44 am | 0 Comments
The eyes have it: Horses shown to have surprising visual ability

Horses able to rotate eyes, researchers find.

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Hyperflexion gets the thumbs down from equitation scientists

| 7 August 2015 9:35 am | 5 Comments
Hyperflexion gets the thumbs down from equitation scientists

“Extreme or hyperflexed head and neck postures are not acceptable.”

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Horses shown to have a rich range of facial expressions

| 6 August 2015 9:47 am | 0 Comments
Horses shown to have a rich range of facial expressions

Many are shared with humans, researchers find.

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Sensor-based monitoring of horse chewing is feasible, researchers find

| 5 August 2015 12:22 pm | 0 Comments
Sensor-based monitoring of horse chewing is feasible, researchers find

Scientists try out technology developed for cattle.

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Riding simulators valuable, but not as complex as the real deal, say scientists

| 4 August 2015 8:26 pm | 0 Comments
Riding simulators valuable, but not as complex as the real deal, say scientists

Austrian researchers explore the simulator experience.

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Feeling the beat of the bond between humans and horses

| 4 August 2015 9:31 am | 0 Comments
Feeling the beat of the bond between humans and horses

Researcher to examine if heartbeat of horses and riders synchronize.

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Researchers explore training of top-level NZ endurance horses

| 3 August 2015 9:31 am | 1 Comment
Researchers explore training of top-level NZ endurance horses

Good record-keeping by many riders provides scope for further work.

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Role of quality mares in thoroughbred breeding highlighted in study

| 2 August 2015 10:54 am | 0 Comments
Role of quality mares in thoroughbred breeding highlighted in study

Researchers delve into parentage and performance.

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