Fatigue A Key Factor In Soft Palate Issues In Racehorses

New research shows that fatigue plays a key role in the displacement of the soft palate in racehorses during exercise, resulting in poor performance. As horses can breathe only through their nose, when the edges of the soft palate cover the epiglottis during exercise, called Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate (DDSP), the horse cannot […]

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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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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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Hard To Breathe: Are Upper Respiratory Issues Related To Equine Asthma?

Equine asthma (EA) was the focus of a new study out of Poland that sought to determine if horses that suffered from the disease were more likely to have pharyngeal abnormalities in their upper airways during exercise. Conducted by Dr. Blanka Wysocka of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and Dr. Kluciński, the study examined […]

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Wade On In: Hock Height Water Best For Equine Backs

Water treadmills have been used in the equine world for years, both as a training method and as rehabilitation therapy. They are especially useful for horses that experience back pain as they can still be exercised without a rider aboard. While treadmills are often used, there is no set protocol for how they should be […]

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Queen’s Horses To Train In Style On New Treadmill

The Queen of England is notorious for her love of horses—and at 90 years old she is still passionate about cheering on her racehorses. The Queen’s horses have won more than 1,700 races, which include every major UK classic except the Derby. As she is concerned with their care and conditioning, she will spend more […]

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Page McKenney Recovering Well From Tendon Injury, Returns To Training In October

Adam Staple and Julin Stable’s multiple stakes winner Page McKenney is expected to rejoin trainer Mary Eppler next month as he continues to recover from a minor tendon injury that prematurely ended his 2016 season this spring. The 6-year-old gelding has completed his first month of rehabilitation at Nor Mar Farm in Freeland, Md., located […]

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