Turn ‘Em Out: Pastured Horses Maintain Fitness

New research shows that pastured horses can stay as fit as their counterparts that live in a stall follow an exercise regimen. Dr. Patricia M. Graham-Thiers and a research team from Virginia Intermont College used 16 horses in a 14-week study to determine if horses kept in a stall and exercised or those that lived […]

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Fighter-Jet Technology To Help Traveling Equines

Fighter-jet technology will be used to help British Equestrian Federation competition horses travel in safety and comfort. The Equus-Sense Unit, made by BAE Systems, allows for the monitoring of temperature, dust level, sound, humidity and oxygen in equine compartments; it’s believed that the ability to monitor these things will help mitigate their impact on horses, […]

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Is Gene Therapy The Cure For Bowed Tendons?

A British study has used gene therapy to successfully cure horse’s lameness from torn ligaments and tendons. Injecting plasmid DNA into the tear allowed blood vessels to develop within the tissue and the tissue grew back, leaving no scar tissue. A significant discovery, this type of treatment can effectively allow a  previously injured horse to […]

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10-Year-Old Royal F J Retired, ‘Very Sound’ After 102nd Start

Royal F J, a popular campaigner who paid his way under the guidance of trainer Jack Carava for most of his lengthy career, has been retired from racing after his 102nd start in Thursday’s eighth race at Santa Anita. The 10-year-old gelded son of Royal Academy bred in Kentucky finished seventh at odds of 4-1 in the six […]

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