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Researchers Solve The Mystery Of Horse Domestication
2012-05-08 10:50:18

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Just two days after the Triple Crown, scientists have determined that domestic horses, like the Kentucky Derby winner “I´ll Have Another,” originated on the grassy plains of modern-day Ukraine, southwest Russia and western Kazakhstan. UK scientists at the University of Cambridge used a genetic database of more than 300 Eurasian horses to trace the origins of domestic breeds, according to their study published in the May 7 edition of the...

2012-03-14 07:00:00

Sound Hoof Care, Los Angeles-based manufacturers of the industry´s only all-natural and nontoxic premium hoof conditioner, has released a new state-of-the-art web site to showcase their old world, eco-friendly, American-made hoof care products that contain no toxic or caustic ingredients. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 The manufacturers of Sound Hoof Conditioner, the equestrian industry´s only nontoxic and all-natural premium hoof conditioner, has announced the release of...

2012-03-12 11:13:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill's Nutrena® brand horse feeds is pleased to expand its partnership with the America Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) as the presenting sponsor of the Nutrena AQHA Eastern Novice Championship Oct. 5-7, 2012 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Novice amateur and youth competitors may qualify for the Novice championships in one or more of the 12 classes offered. A top-10 finish in an AQHA regional event secures an invitation to compete on...

2012-01-15 06:30:00

Horse cribbing is a serious problem that wounds and kills horses, and Planet Amazing says their horse cribbing solution is made from the most bitter-tasting substance on the earth and is completely safe for horses. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 14, 2012 Planet Amazing has a new horse cribbing solution that they say is made from the most bitter-tasting substance on the earth, and which is completely safe for horses. They say it is also can save a horse's life because it causes most horses to...

2011-12-19 10:00:00

Equus MSP Solutions, North Americaâs largest Hardware as a Service provider to the channel, today announced an agreement with Intel Corporation to offer a customizable, flexible, Intel-based hardware solution to complement Intelâs AppUp Small Business Service that is built on the Intel® Hybrid Cloud Platform. (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 Equus MSP Solutions, North Americaâs largest Hardware as a Service provider to the channel, today announced an...

2011-10-06 11:05:51

It is widely believed that being born is about the most stressful thing that can happen to anybody.  But being weaned cannot be too far behind it in the list of traumatic experiences.  Most humans come to terms with it eventually and the situation in animals is probably no different.  How weaning takes place, however, can have a dramatic effect on the length of time required to overcome the shock.  That this is so, at least for horses, comes from the latest work of the...

Endangered Horse Has Ancient Origins And High Genetic Diversity
2011-09-08 09:16:55

  An endangered species of horse -- known as Przewalski's horse -- is much more distantly related to the domestic horse than researchers had previously hypothesized, reports a team of investigators led by Kateryna Makova, a Penn State University associate professor of biology. The scientists tested the portion of the genome passed exclusively from mother to offspring -- the mitochondrial DNA -- of four Przewalski's horse lineages and compared the data to DNA from the domestic horse...

2011-05-22 00:02:20

The new Equus Managed Service Solution brings some of the industry's best managed service products to partners, while also incorporating Hardware as a Service (HaaS). This creates a complete service solution that allows channel partners to provide a single monthly price for hardware, software, and services with absolutely no investments, all from a single source. Minnetonka, MN (PRWEB) May 20, 2011 Equus Managed Services Solutions (http://www.equuscs.com), North America's largest system...

2011-04-26 00:00:28

The World's Smartest Horse Gives a Face to Compassion Chino Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 Lukas, the World's Smartest Horse (according to the World Records Academy) and Guinness World Record Holder, has been honored as the first four-legged member of the Equine Welfare Alliance (http://www.eqinewelfarealliance.org). Lukas' owner/trainer Karen Murdock and her world-famous gelding have vowed to support the E.W.A's pledge to create a collaborative global community based on love for animals....

2011-03-29 13:31:48

Domestic horse mares adopt a counter-strategy against male infanticide Foetal loss is a common phenomenon in domestic horses after away-mating, according to LudÄ“ºk BartoÃ…¡ and colleagues, from the Institute of Animal Science in the Czech Republic. When mares return home after mating with a foreign stallion, they either engage in promiscuous mating with the home males to confuse paternity, or, failing that, the mares abort the foal to avoid the likely...


Latest Equus Reference Libraries

Domestic Horse, Equus ferus caballus
2014-04-16 10:25:24

The domestic horse (Equus ferus caballus) is a subspecies of the wild horse that is thought to have developed over the course of forty five million to fifty five million years and contains over three hundred different breeds developed for a variety of purposes. It is thought that the horse was domesticated in Asia before 3500 BC based on two main sources of information. The first information about the domestic horse was gathered from archaeological and palaeological sites in Kazakhstan and...

Wild Horse, Equus ferus
2014-04-11 11:56:13

The Wild Horse (Equus ferus) is a species of the genus Equus, which includes as subspecies the modern domesticated horse as well as the undomesticated Tarpan, now extinct, and the endangered Przewalski’s horse. The Przewalski’s Horse was saved from the edge of extinction and reintroduced with success in the wild. The Tarpan became extinct during the 19th century, although it was a possible ancestor of the domestic horse, and roamed the steppes of Eurasia at the time of domestication....

American Paint Horse
2014-04-03 10:52:05

The American paint horse was developed in the United States using the American quarter horse and the thoroughbred, producing a desirable horse that greatly resembles the quarter horse and has pinto markings. After the creation of the American Quarter Horse Association, which focused on solid colors, in 1940, breeders wanted to preserve the more colorful horses produced from quarter horses. As a result, many organizations were founded that would later merge to become the American Paint Horse...

Plains Zebra, Equus quagga
2012-06-27 13:47:30

The plains zebra (Equus quagga) is native to Africa, and is the most common zebra found. Its range extends from southern Ethiopia to East Africa, with a southern range including Angola and eastern South Africa. Its other common names include Burchell’s zebra and the common zebra. The plains zebra holds six recognized subspecies including Grant’s zebra and the maneless zebra. The plains zebra and the mountain zebra are classified in the subgenus Hippotigris and appear to be more...

Mountain Zebra, Equus zebra
2012-06-18 16:36:00

The mountain zebra (Equus zebra) is native to the southwestern areas of Namibia, Angola, and South Africa. It prefers a habitat within mountainous areas, woodlands, open grasslands, or areas with abundant plant life at elevations of up to 3,300 feet. The diet of this zebra consists of buds, roots, fruits, bark, and tufted grass within its small range. The classification of the mountain zebra and its subspecies is debatable. Previously a subspecies within the subgenus Hippotigris, the Cape...

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