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Secrets of the horse whinny revealed by Swiss researchers

| May 16, 2015 | 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

| May 15, 2015 | 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

| May 15, 2015 | 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

| May 14, 2015 | 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

| May 12, 2015 | 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

| May 7, 2015 | 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

| May 6, 2015 | 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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Man who suffered meningitis most likely caught infection from a horse

| May 5, 2015 | 1 Comment
Man who suffered meningitis most likely caught infection from a horse

Rare case reported in journal by Danish doctors.

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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 | 2 Comments
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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