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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...

2012-01-15 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...


Latest Equus Reference Libraries

Spanish Jennet Horse
2014-08-12 12:53:04

The Spanish Jennet horse registry holds horses that have been the results of attempts to recreate the extinct Spanish Jennet or a gaited horse with spots that resembles the Jennet. The original Jennet was a type of horse more than it was a breed, which was common of horses during the Middle Ages. It was typically used in cavalries and would become a popular riding horse after more refined breeding practices were implemented. Iberian horses were later brought to the area and bred with the...

Vyatka horse
2014-07-03 13:28:21

The Vyatka, sometimes known as Viatka, is an endangered breed of horse that is native to Kirov Oblast, mainly in the Udmurt Replublic, Russian Federation. It may have been developed in the 1500s by settlers to the region, who imported Estonian horses for working in the mines. It may also have Konik pony blood. In 1917, the Vyatka was almost extinct, but preservation efforts were implemented and the breed increased to 560 in 2003. In 2007 the Vyatka was placed on the UN's Food and...

Tersk Horse
2014-06-27 16:31:46

The Tersk is a breed of horse that originated in the Northern Caucasus mountains of Russia during the 1920s and 1940s. By the end of the 1920s, the breed almost became extinct, but the population increased due to adding two Strelets to the bloodline and by 1948 the Tersk Horse was recognized. Many different breeds had an impact on the development of the Tersk with Strelets Arabians being the main bloodline of the Tersk. Later Arabian, Don, Kabarda, Thoroughbred, Russian Don and other mares...

Silesian horse
2014-06-25 14:01:44

The Silesian is a breed of horse originating from Silesia, Poland. Horse breeds that influenced the Silesian were mainly Thoroughbred and Oldenburg, but also East Friesian and German Halfbred occasionally used. To keep the breed from becoming extinct after World War II, imported stallions were used. In 2008, there were 5000 Silesian horses. The current stud book was formed in 1961. There are two types of Silesian horses, The old type stallions stand between 61.2 inches and 65.2 inches...

Russian Trotter Horse
2014-06-25 13:43:55

The Russian Trotter is a breed of horse originating in Russia by crossbreeding the Standardbred and the Orlov Trotter. It became the fastest trotter in the world but of low quality. Between the years of 1890 and 1914, 156 Standardbred stallions and 220 mares were imported to the United States. Further infusions of Standardbred and Orlov Trotter are still being added today. Certain standards have been set forth by the Russians to improve the breed. Mares can stand no less than 61.2 inches...

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