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Some Ancient Equines Were Couch Potatoes

A study from the University of Cincinnati has shown that prehistoric horses in North America didn’t migrate for food or water like Mongolian wild horses and Plains zebras did. The research used geochemical analysis of fossil teeth to prove that the Florida landscape provided everything the horses could need in a small geographic area nearly 5 […]

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“Equus: Story Of The Horse” To Debut On PBS

A new two-part series from PBS explores the age-old relationship between man and horse. “Equus: Story of the Horse” follows this partnership that has allowed man to explore and conquer faraway lands. Anthropologist Niobe Thompson shows viewers through striking 3D reconstruction and videos how this relationship has evolved. Filmed in Mongolia, Kentucky, Saudi Arabia, Montana, […]

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Rare Przewalski Foal Born, To Be Reintroduced To Mongolia

A rare breed, the Przewalski’s horse was once completely extinct in the wild. Breeding in captivity has kept the breed alive and a female was recently born in a wild animal park in Ashford, UK, at the Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve. Mongolia is the Przewalski’s horse’s native habitat; the animals were declared extinct there […]

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Four Endangered Przewalski’s Horse Foals Born At Smithsonian In 2018

Four endangered Przewalski’s (sha-VAL-ski) horse foals were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) between March and June. The first foal, a filly named Dahlores, was born March 20. The younger three foals are colts and were born March 23, April 30 and May 29. It is the first time in 28 years that […]

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Mongolians Practiced Equine Dentistry More Than 3,000 Years Ago

New evidence suggests that Mongolian herders practiced equine dentistry more than 3,000 years ago, removing teeth that were an issue for young horses. Researchers analyzed equine skeletons from horse burials associated with the Deer Stone-Khirigsuur Culture and determined surgical procedures removed teeth that would have caused young horses pain or difficulty eating. This is the […]

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Study Shows That Mongolia May Be A Hotbed For EIV Outbreaks

Scientists have discovered that Mongolia may be a hotbed for novel strains of the equine influenza virus (EIV). There are 3.3 million horses in Mongolia that are critical to the livelihood of Mongolian herders; horses provide transportation and food, and play a huge role in the culture of the Mongolian people. With more horses than […]

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Horse Meat, Genitals Seized By Customs At Washington Dulles Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists have seen some really unusual things in traveler baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport over the years.  From charred full monkeys, to voodoo ceremony tools, to cocaine concealed inside the cavity of fully cooked chickens, to live sea horses and giant African land snails.  So it seems that […]

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New Era Set To Begin As International Horse Racing Arrives In Inner Mongolia

Horse racing will truly have an international feel as the China Horse Club will host a four-race program at Yiqi Race Course in Mongolia on Aug. 21. The races, which are part of the China Equine Cultural Festival (CECF), will provide many firsts, writes Robert Kieckhefer for United Press International. The China Horse Club will provide live streaming of […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘It’s Our Tradition To Race With The Horse’

They didn’t exactly blend in with the Breeders’ Cup crowd at Keeneland, these folks dressed in exotic Asian hats and colorful garb. But it soon became clear why they were there, as the winning connections gathered to celebrate following the $1 million Turf Sprint. Some of them had traveled 6,450 miles in the hope of […]

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IFHA Announces New Appointments, Affliate Memberships

Louis ROMANET, the Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), today announced the admission of horseracing organizations from Mongolia and Turkmenistan as affiliate members, and several key appointments to IFHA executive office positions and committees. The Federation of Mongolia Horse Racing Sport and Trainers and the Turkmen Atlary State Association, by unanimous vote […]

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