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2014-04-10 14:49:56

At least one in 100 horses at some point in its life will lose the ability to control of its gait as a result of developing the neurological disorder ataxia. Once found to be ataxic, the horse is often put down, or undergoes an expensive operation with dubious results. But now researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the Royal Veterinary College in the UK have shown that there is marked disagreement among veterinary surgeons about whether or not a horse is ataxic. A trip to the...

2014-03-12 23:24:44

DMG Productions explores the world of equine health. Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 DMG Productions is currently gathering content for next quarter's programming as they prepare to take viewers on an entertaining and educational journey inside the world of equine health. This two part series will be presented commercial free and there will be several topics addressed covering a wide spectrum of areas surrounding horse health and the industry. From dental care to farriery;...

2014-02-28 23:33:09

Study will explore how guided interaction with horses can develop emotional intelligence in humans. The study is a collaboration between the University of Kentucky and The Horse Institute (http://www.thehorseinstitute.com). Ancramdale, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 The Horse Institute has committed to match individual donations, dollar for dollar up to a total of $2,500, to assist the University of Kentucky’s (UK) fundraising efforts. Proceeds will directly support research on the...

2014-02-13 23:03:50

Equine Connection initiates corporate training programs. Calgary, AB (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 As the old saying goes, "you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink"… well, what if a horse could lead the company to success? What if a horse could identify the top employees, or make the entire team work more cohesively and effectively? This rapidly emerging strategy in the corporate training world could be the answer. Equine Connection, a Strathmore, Alberta...

2014-02-07 23:04:18

The University of Guelph Kemptville Campus offers a leadership training course with a difference: they use horses. Kemptville, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 The general consensus is that leadership training is vital to any business and that American football player and coach Vince Lombardi was correct when he stated that “Leaders aren’t born, they are made.” So it’s not a question of whether front-line managers should have leadership training, but what form it should...

2014-01-31 23:31:54

Innovative Horseshoe Alternative Provides Therapeutic Benefits for Horses Highlands, NC (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Advanced Equine Comfort, LLC announced today the launch of a newly patented product, Easy’s Slipper® (patent number USD689,246S). The glue-on shoe is a flexible horseshoe alternative that provides therapeutic benefits by utilizing scientific data and innovative materials to protect and grow healthier hooves and happier horses. Easy’s Slipper®, a lightweight...

2014-01-16 16:23:58

DUBLIN, Ireland, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7r5clm/equine_healthcare) has announced the addition of the "Equine Healthcare Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast, 2013 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7r5clm/equine_healthcare ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 )...

2014-01-14 00:20:43

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equine Welfare Alliance, Inc. -- The omnibus bill pending before Congress this week contains language that will end the possibility of proposed horse slaughter plants opening in New Mexico and Missouri. The last three plants were closed in 2007 under state laws, and Congress had defunded required inspections which made it impossible for them to open in other states until 2011. (Photo:...

2014-01-06 23:03:07

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Equine Healthcare Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse the full report with TOC at: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/equine-healthcare-market.html Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Equine Healthcare Market (Diagnostic Products, Therapeutic Products and...

2013-12-13 04:20:35

ALBANY, New York, December 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Equine Healthcare Market (Diagnostic Products, Therapeutic Products and Supplement Products) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" the global equine healthcare market was valued at USD 26.6 billion in 2012 and is expected to decline at a CAGR of -1.2% from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD...


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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....

Chilean Horse
2014-04-04 10:44:38

The Chilean horse, also known as the Chilean Corralero, is a breed of horse that originated in South America. This horse is the oldest registered breed in South America and the oldest breed of Iberian origin, as well as the oldest official breed of stock horse in the Western Hemisphere. It is thought that the breed was first developed in 1544 when Father Rodrigo González Marmolejo began breeding with the intent of producing high quality horses. By the early sixteenth century, horses bred in...

Canadian Horse
2014-04-03 12:38:23

The Canadian horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Canada during the late seventeenth century. This breed was developed using French light and draft horses as well as some Andalusians, Arabians, Normans, and other breeds. The horse was eventually given the nickname “the little iron horse” because of its ability to withstand grueling work conditions. Initially, foals were leased or sold to clergymen and gentlemen farmers as property of the king, but population numbers grew so...

Brumby
2014-04-03 12:32:21

The Brumby is feral horse that is found roaming free in Australia, with the largest population located in the Northern Territory. This breed is descended from horses that were released or escaped confinement during the early days of settlement in Australia. There are many theories about the origin of its name including one that suggests it is derived from the Aboriginal word baroomby, which means wild in the Pitjara Indigenous Australians’ language. Another theory suggests that the breed...

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