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Combination Of Common Drugs May Treat Placentitis In Mares

Researchers investigated tackling placentitis on three fronts using a combination of firocoxib, trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole, and altrenogest (a progestin used to suppress estrus). Placentitis in pregnant mares can be a death knell for the foal they carry, but quick recognition of the infection and inflammation of the placenta, as well as a new drug protocol, may […]

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Can Polyurethane-Covered Shoes Bring Relief To Working Horses?

Researchers from Austria have found that steel horseshoes with a soft polyurethane covering that contacts the ground may help reduce overload of horse’s front legs. Drs. Lauren Veneta Moore, Theresia Franziska Licka and Rebeka Roza Zsoldos used four carriage-driving horses for the study. The horses, in teams of two, pulled carriages in Vienna, a city […]

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Short, Low Whinnies Indicate Horses Are Happy

Horses, like dogs, cats and other animals, use various vocalizations to express themselves. Swiss researchers have studied the vocalizations enough to understand what emotions the horses are displaying when they make them, reports EQUUS magazine. Drs. Briefer, Maigrot, Mandel, Freymond, Bachmann and Hillmann, from the Institute of Agricultural Sciences at ETH Zurich, used 20 horses […]

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Spit It Out: Cortisol In Saliva Not Only Indicator Of Stress In Horses

Cortisol levels in saliva have long been used as an indicator of stress in horses, but a new study has identified other markers that may be more accurate to determine the stress a horse experiences. Dr. María Contreras-Aguilar, Séverine Henry, Caroline Coste, Fernando Tecles, Damián Escribano, Jose Cerón and Martine Hausberger found that the level […]

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Preliminary Findings From University Of Kentucky Study On Indoor Arenas Released

When University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment graduate student Staci McGill set out to learn more about the air quality of indoor horse arenas last year, she was surprised to discover there wasn’t any existing research available. So she forged the way with first-of-its-kind research, melding her passion for riding with her […]

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New Study Shows Horses Can Be Copycats

A new study from Germany suggests that horses are able to learn how to perform tasks by watching humans. Researchers Konstanze Krueger, Kira Bernauer, Hanna Kollross, Auriela Schuetz and Kate Farmer created a study that involved pressing a button to open a box, which contained pieces of carrot and an apple. The study horses were […]

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Stallside Blood Test Could Help In Diagnosing Equine Asthma

Equine asthma in horses can present in a variety of ways depending on how severely the horse is affected. Horses with severe asthma may cough and have increased heart and respiratory rates even when at rest, but horses with mild asthma are harder to detect; they may simply just not do well when asked for […]

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3D Mapping Of Atrial Fibrillation To Help Both Horses And Humans

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the University of Adelaide in Australia are collaborating to learn about heart rhythm disorders in horses, including atrial fibrillation. The scientists are using 3D mapping to learn more about the disorder, which also occurs in humans. Though exercise is healthy, too much exercise can cause scar […]

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Stretching Exercises Can Help Horses Return To Work After Colic Surgery

Colic surgery that opens a horse’s abdominal cavity requires an extensive recovery time, where the horse is generally kept as still as possible in a stall to allow his muscles to heal. Though necessary, this confinement causes a horse to lose muscle strength and tone, and makes the return to an athletic career even more […]

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The End Of Race Day Lasix? Two Studies Examine Effectiveness Of Dosing 24 Hours Pre-Race

In 2015, The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation sought research on Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) and how to control the condition without race-day medication. Two research projects were selected for funding, and now results are in. Both studies, which were recently published in peer-reviewed journals, were designed to test the effect of furosemide (Lasix) under […]

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