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2011-08-24 11:21:58

  An international team of researchers has used ancient DNA to produce compelling evidence that the lack of genetic diversity in modern stallions is the result of the domestication process. The team, which was led by Professor Michi Hofreiter from the University of York, UK, has carried out the first study on Y chromosomal DNA sequences from extinct ancient wild horses and found an abundance of diversity. The results, which are published in Nature Communications, suggest the...

2011-08-05 14:07:33

As (human) mothers will be all too ready to confirm, many young animals develop diarrhoea shortly after birth.  Diarrhoea in young calves is known to be caused by incorrect feeding management or by bacteria or viruses but this does not seem to be the case with diarrhoea in young foals.  Instead, it has been proposed that foals "Ëœautomatically' develop diarrhoea around the time their mothers' oestrous cycle restarts after giving birth.  This theory has now been...

2011-07-27 00:01:19

Horse Gold Unique Proprietary Formula Obliterates Gastric Pain in Horses Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 Horse Gold, makers of hyper-effective equine supplements created by horsemen for horsemen, officially released Gastromax3â“ž¢ paste, an affordable, once-a-day preventive anti-ulcer supplement for horses. Gastromax3â“ž¢ paste is formulated to prevent debilitating ulcers using omeprazole, a protein pump inhibitor that blocks the...

2011-07-02 00:00:33

A new informative book, 99 Ways to Not Kill Your Horse, is available now to give horse owners useful tips on good horsemanship. Olympic Silver medalist Gina Miles has endorsed 99 Ways to Not Kill Your Horse as ""¦a necessity for horse owners"¦" Pittsburg, TX (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Authors, Vanessa Taraba and Susie Lytal bring you 99 Ways to Not Kill Your Horse, a humorous, candid, yet very informative book, based on many years of horse experience as professionals. This well...

2011-06-26 00:02:04

A new application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch has been developed to do just that. Colic in Horses: An Owner's Guide is the first equine veterinary app aimed at truly reducing mortality rates in horses by educating their owners. Pittsburg, TX (PRWEB) June 25, 2011 Colic is the number one killer of horses every year. Dr. Keith Taraba, owner of Northeast Texas Equine Services (http://NETexasEquine.com), has worked with software developers to create the first iTunes application that...

2011-06-25 00:00:30

Massage therapy benefits all equines and canines, from the beloved companion to the highly athletic performer. This therapy is being increasingly utilized to enhance performance, reduce injuries, and maintain overall physical and mental health. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 Equine and canine massage therapy is non-invasive and its' methods are used for a variety of reasons, all resulting in improved quality of life and increased longevity. To name a few, muscle integrated therapy...

2011-06-06 11:45:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As of May 30, the battle over who can perform dental work on Texas horses, veterinarians or non-veterinarian tooth floaters, was resolved when the Texas Legislature moved to professionalize the practice of non-veterinary equine dentistry by passing House Bill 414. This bill defines and establishes training and educational requirements so that persons who are not veterinarians may legally perform certain aspects of equine dentistry under...

2011-06-02 00:00:30

Any time a horse is confined, whether indoors, outdoors or while being transported, it can get stressed or bored, which is bad for equine health. In May 2011, SweetPro introduced EquiDisk, a sugar-free 6 pound healthy horse treat that hangs suspended on a rope, so a horse can relieve stress and have playful activity by nibbling and licking it while receiving healthy nutrition from fermented feeds, vitamins, minerals, prebiotics and enzymes. Walhalla, ND (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Any time a...

2011-06-01 11:50:00

DULUTH, Ga., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporting horse owners and veterinarians in their efforts to keep their horses healthy, today Merial launched its "Outbreak Alert" program, which will be used to notify horse owners about reports of equine disease throughout the country, as well as build a greater awareness of those diseases and the importance of prevention. Disease poses a significant threat to the health and well-being of horses. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has a...

2011-04-28 00:00:27

Horse Gold's Release O2 is now in production, with delivery expected by May 2011 (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Horse Gold has released details about Release O2, a revolutionary new equine dietary supplement. Scheduled for delivery by early May 2011, Release O2 was developed by Horse Gold for any owner seeking to maximize their horse's genetic potential. Studies show this supplement can improve a horse's strength, power and endurance. When developing Release O2, Horse Gold set out to bring to...


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Sorraia
2014-07-07 11:22:23

The Sorraia is breed of horse that is native to Portugal on the Iberian Peninsula. Although its exact origin is unknown, it is known to have developed in southern portions of this area, but only first became recognized by the scientific world in the twentieth century. One theory regarding its origin suggests that it is a descendent of a wild horse that once inhabited the area, while another theory suggests that it is similar to mustangs, having developed from Spanish horses that were brought...

Tori horse
2014-07-03 13:16:45

The Tori is a breed of horse that originated in Estonia. The first breed type was developed between 1890 to 1950 by crossing native mares with European stallions. The Tori’s quality slowly deteriorated from inbreeding depression found in the 1930s. The Tori was then crossed with Breton Post-Horse stallions to alleviate the inbreeding depression. As a result a larger type of Tori was developed and became widespread. Further crossbreeding was introduced with Hanoverian, Holstein 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 heavy draft horse
2014-06-25 13:34:45

The Russian Heavy Draft is a breed of horse originating in the former Soviet Union and officially registered in 1952. It was developed by crossbreeding Russian mares with warmblood and draft horses like Orlov Trotter, Percheron and Ardennes in the mid-1880s. It is short and muscular with a thick mane and tail. The neck is well crested and thick. Its average height is 59 inches and reaches maturity earlier than most other breeds. The legs are short and lightly feathered, ideal for pulling...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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