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Horse Clones Allowed To Race
2013-08-13 13:19:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A federal judge in Texas ruled on Monday the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) must add cloned horses to their registry, thereby allowing the genetically enhanced horses to race alongside other horses. The AQHA is now the first American horse breeding group to register cloned animals. A pair of Texas ranchers brought the suit against the AQHA and claimed the association was running a monopoly by not allowing cloned animals...

2012-09-24 23:03:46

A recent report reveals that dressage horses suffering from a condition known as PSSM may be able to achieve recovery through acupuncture treatment. As an equestrian trainer, Dr. Cesar Parra recognizes the benefits of acupuncture in horses. Whitehouse Station, NJ (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 Those involved in dressage competitions understand that a horse´s performance demands thorough training; however, as a recent article from The Aiken Standard reveals that it is also imperative for...

2012-02-18 01:39:04

American Quarter Horses are renowned for their speed, agility, and calm disposition. Consequently over four million Quarter horses are used as working horses on ranches, as show horses or at rodeos. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics used 'next-generation' sequencing to map variation in the genome of a Quarter Horse mare. Analysis of genetic variants associated with specific traits showed that compared to a Thoroughbred the Quarter Horse's genome was...

2009-05-06 19:41:08

A horse put down after breaking a leg during a tornado in Colorado produced progeny almost a year after her death through surrogate mothers, her owner says. Two foals were born in April, KUSA-TV in Denver reported. They were conceived through in vitro fertilization at the Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Laboratory and carried by surrogate mares. Jennifer Mears, who owned the foals' mother, brought them back to her ranch in Lucerne in northern Colorado this Tuesday. Tuesday, an...

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2006-11-16 00:00:00

By APRIL CASTRO AUSTIN, Texas - Barrel racer Charmayne James knew scientists had figured out how to clone mice, sheep and cats. But if any creature deserved to be cloned, she thought it was her gelding Scamper, the retired 10-time world champion. The result, Clayton, has exceeded James' expectations. The foal even bristles, just like Scamper, when touched on a certain spot behind his ear. "Scamper was one of the greatest horses ever, and I know that now more than ever," James said. "I...


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Azteca Horse
2014-04-02 11:11:41

The Azteca horse, also known simply as the Azteca, is a breed of horse that was developed in Mexico in 1972 by crossbreeding Andalusians, which were imported, Criollos, and Quarter horses for the churros, or traditional horsemen, of the area. The Mexican Breeders Association for the Azteca Horse, or Associacion Mexicana de Criadores de Caballos de Raza Azteca, manages the original registry of the breed, although an international association was formed in 1992 known as the International Azteca...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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