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Can Horses Be Sleep Deprived?

Sleep is vitally important to horses, but equines don’t require the eight consecutive hours many humans need to be healthy and rested. Instead, the average horse will spend just under three hours per day asleep; this sleep will be spaced out throughout the entire 24-hour time period. It’s rare for an adult horse to spend […]

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Ever Wonder Why Racehorses Are So Fast? Tufts University Explains

Racehorses, pound for pound, can outrun, out jump and out power any human being, says Dr. Melissa Mazen, a professor, board-certified internist and pulmonology expert at Tufts Equine Center. In this video from Tufts University, she explains why horses are so fast. First, she notes, horses are obligate nose breathers, meaning they can only breathe […]

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