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Horseplay is Serious Business For Babies

The opportunity for foals to run and play isn’t just a great way to burn off energy; play is essential for healthy bone development. New Zealand researchers Chris Rogers and Keren Dittmer of Massey University concluded that playing for foals not only immediately impacts bone, but it provides the framework for future response: Bone changes […]

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New Zealand Study Shows Vet Students Need Hands-on Help

Many veterinary students are not as familiar with horses as students have been in years past, in part because many are raised in settings that are more removed from the farming lifestyle older veterinarians may have experienced. A recent study in New Zealand found that many vet students need to learn basic equine behavior and […]

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Vet Students With Minimal Equine Handling Experience More Likely To Misinterpret Equine Actions

A recent study completed by Massey University researchers emphasized the need to teach first-year vet students about equine behavior. The study used 127 students in their first year of vet science, undergrad equine science or vet tech studies, before they students had had any lessons in equine behavior, reports HorseTalk. In the study, each student […]

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New Zealand Study Finds Kiwi-Based Horses ‘More Likely To Finish’ Races

A recent study completed by New Zealand’s Massey University suggests that horses based in that country have a “higher likelihood of finishing a race” than horses elsewhere. The Horse reports that the equine studies department at New Zealand’s Massey University conducted the study, during which they examined records from 188,615 race starts over the course of six racing seasons. […]

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