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An Expert Answers: Do Racehorses Understand Winning And Losing?

Applying what science knows about animal cognition, is it possible to determine if a racehorse know if he wins or loses? Dr. Sue McDonnell, a certified applied animal behaviorist at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, is doubtful that horses understand winning or losing a race run on a track as running on a […]

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University of Kentucky Study Helping Jockeys And Horses

The  University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Research Institute launched the Jockey and Equestrian Initiative (JEI) in 2018 after a pilot study sought to create baseline protocol for concussion testing in jockeys.  With a mission “to optimize health, wellness and performance for the equestrian athlete through research,” one of the core values of the JEI is to […]

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From Helping To Hoarding: A Slippery Slope For Some

Rescuing a horse is a noble endeavor; to attempt to ease or relieve a horse’s suffering is a gut reaction for many human beings. However, there are times when well-intentioned people go astray, taking on too many animals in need of assistance and getting in over their heads. Many times, the horses ends up worse […]

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Grant Awarded To Study Effects Of Equine-Assisted Therapy On Horses & In Vets Diagnosed With PTSD

Horses and Humans Research Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Principal Investigator, Dr. Laurie McDuffee and her team from Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. The purpose of this project, psychophysiological effects of equine-assisted therapy on horses and in veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is to explore the efficacy of […]

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Owner’s Lack Of Money And Time Key Reasons Horses Become ‘Unwanted,’ Study Finds

The equine population in the United States is falling: There are now  7.2 million horses in the U.S., down from the 9.2 million horses in the US in 2005, reports the American Horse Council. Estimates suggest the number of unwanted horses hasn’t changed much, and still hovers around 200,000 per year. However, one American Society […]

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Study: Horse Owners More Confident In Colic Recognition Than They Should Be

A 2014 survey of 1,331 horse owners revealed crucial gaps in horse owner’s knowledge of colic and how to respond to an episode of it. This lack of knowledge was the driver behind the creation of the REACT To Beat Colic campaign in Britain, which was developed by the University of Nottingham and the British […]

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From Prey To Partner: How The Horse-Human Relationship Has Evolved

Nearly 4 million years ago, humans and equids traveled the same paths in what is now Tanzania. This coexistence is believed to be the starting point of the relationship that has helped shape the world, Dr. Sandra Olsen reported at the International Society of Equitation Science convention. A zooarchaeologist and professor at the University of […]

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Potential NJ License Plate Appeals To Equine Enthusiasts

A new license plate representing New Jersey’s state animal, the horse, is in the works if Assemblyman Kevin Rooney has his way. Available for a $50 application fee with a $10 renewal, the funds raised from the plate purchase would support therapeutic riding programs in the Garden State. Therapeutic riding uses horses to assist people […]

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Carolina Equine Sports Medicine Symposium To Be Held In Pittsboro, NC

The Carolina Equine Sports Medicine Symposium will be held at the Chatham County Agricultural Center in Pittsboro, NC, on June 29 and 30, 2019. Hosted by the Equine Podiatry Education Foundation (EPEF), the goal of this educational opportunity is to offer “thought-provoking lectures, demonstrations and discussions related to practical and futuristic ideas related to equine […]

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Interactive Tool Helps Owners Keep Senior Horses Healthy

Owners of older horses now have an easy way to learn about the care and management of their senior horses, as well as what conditions may affect them as they age. Developed by Equine Guelph and Boehringer Ingelheim, the Senior Horse Tool takes into account a horse’s breed, health, use and history as there is […]

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