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Study points to higher electrolyte losses in sweating horses

| 2 July 2015 9:51 am | 1 Comment
Study points to higher electrolyte losses in sweating horses

Rethink may be needed on replenishing losses.

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Manuka honey also controls inflammatory response, says review

| 1 July 2015 10:26 am | 0 Comments
Manuka honey also controls inflammatory response, says review

Benefits extend beyond anti-microbial properties in equine wound care.

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Researchers identify the genetic footprint of horse domestication

| 25 June 2015 4:40 pm | 0 Comments
Researchers identify the genetic footprint of horse domestication

New insights reveal the genetic costs and benefits of taming horses.

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Heel-toe imbalance identified in toed-in horses

| 18 June 2015 9:31 am | 0 Comments
Heel-toe imbalance identified in toed-in horses

Researchers unclear if it is a cause or consequence of lameness.

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Horse riding: we’re not just sitting there

| 16 June 2015 9:24 am | 0 Comments
Horse riding: we’re not just sitting there

Texas study finds health benefits can come from accumulated weekly horseback riding.

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Horses heat up 10 times faster than people – study

| 16 June 2015 8:54 am | 3 Comments
Horses heat up 10 times faster than people – study

Horse are more susceptible to heat stress than people.

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Piebald and skewbald horses have safety edge on road, researchers find

| 15 June 2015 9:52 am | 0 Comments
Piebald and skewbald horses have safety edge on road, researchers find

Research team designs vests that mimic coloured horse patterns.

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Complex horse teeth outdone by those of a dinosaur, researchers reveal

| 12 June 2015 4:09 pm | 0 Comments
Complex horse teeth outdone by those of a dinosaur, researchers reveal

Equine munchers a poor cousin to the triceratops.

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Sleep a big help after concussion, study shows

| 6 June 2015 9:50 am | 0 Comments
Sleep a big help after concussion, study shows

Tests show greater recall by TBI sufferers in memory tasks after sleep.

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High level of gait assymetry found in study of polo ponies

| 5 June 2015 9:31 am | 0 Comments
High level of gait assymetry found in study of polo ponies

Sixty polo ponies fitted with motion sensors for British research.

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Grazing on the savanna: Wide dietary preferences revealed

| 2 June 2015 10:50 am | 0 Comments
Grazing on the savanna: Wide dietary preferences revealed

Variation even found between Plains and Grevy’s zebras.

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High prevalence of dental abnormalities found in study

| 31 May 2015 4:40 pm | 0 Comments
High prevalence of dental abnormalities found in study

Just 15 horses among 400 were found to have no abnormalities.

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Does the disturbance of bat roosts increase Hendra risk?

| 28 May 2015 11:40 am | 0 Comments
Does the disturbance of bat roosts increase Hendra risk?

No evidence found of increased Hendra virus secretion.

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Secrets of the horse whinny revealed by Swiss researchers

| 16 May 2015 11:20 am | 0 Comments
Secrets of the horse whinny revealed by Swiss researchers

Horses have a rare mammalian vocal trait – biphonation.

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Study examines effectiveness of horse therapy on children with cerebral palsy

| 15 May 2015 8:57 pm | 0 Comments
Study examines effectiveness of horse therapy on children with cerebral palsy

“Early indications … are that there are benefits for the children.”

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‘Donkey whisperers’ learn a silent equine language

| 15 May 2015 11:28 am | 0 Comments
‘Donkey whisperers’ learn a silent equine language

Researchers study working donkeys and their behavioural patterns.

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Vaccine shows promise against equine melanomas

| 14 May 2015 9:52 am | 0 Comments
Vaccine shows promise against equine melanomas

Tumour shrinkage reported in 27 horses in German study.

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Horse owners can improve welfare without risking livelihoods – study

| 12 May 2015 10:00 am | 0 Comments
Horse owners can improve welfare without risking livelihoods – study

Poverty shown to be no barrier.

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Tails from the Gobi Desert: Scientists crack problem in analysing equine hairs

| 7 May 2015 7:32 pm | 0 Comments
Tails from the Gobi Desert: Scientists crack problem in analysing equine hairs

Breakthrough provides opportunity for more accurate timelines.

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Human clinical trial begins for therapy targeting Australia’s Hendra virus

| 6 May 2015 10:38 am | 0 Comments
Human clinical trial begins for therapy targeting Australia’s Hendra virus

Therapy aims to improve survival chances of people exposed to virus.

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