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2011-11-19 09:00:00

<font size="2" face="Arial"></font> <font size="2" face="Arial"> </font> SHAWNEE, Kan., Nov. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health Division, announced today the winner of the second annual Bayer Animal Health Legend of the Year Award, Dr. Tanja Molby. The Bayer Animal Health Legend of the Year Award recognizes veterinary professionals who provide equitarian aid or exceptional care for horses in need. The award - a $5,000 donation in Dr....

2011-11-17 19:00:00

Launched in 2011, the Equestrian Travel Association - an organization dedicated to establishing best-practices in the equestrian travel industry - is announcing its 2012 Advisory Board. From riding instructors and Olympians to equine therapists and marketing and hospitality experts, this year's board boasts a broad mix of skills and experience so as to best serve ETA members. Additionally, ETA has expanded its international travel vacation offerings to include the likes of New Zealand's...

DNA Study Sheds Light On Ancient Cave Paintings Of Horses
2011-11-08 06:28:45

Ancient cave painters were realists rather than dreamers, at least when it came to depicting horses, according to an analysis of pre-historic horse DNA.  Humans began painting curious creatures -- white horses with black spots -- on the walls of European caves about 25,000 years ago. These horses, while popular breeds today, were thought not to exist before humans domesticated the species about 5000 years ago, leading scientists to wonder how much imagination went into the...

2011-11-03 15:21:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to build Minnesota's equine industry and accelerate rural economic development, Racino Now has approved a new name and elected new officers to focus its work to support Minnesota's horse industry. Under its new name, the Equine Development Coalition of Minnesota (EDCoM) will replace Racino Now, advocating on behalf of horse owners and breeders, horse racing fans and the tens of thousands of Minnesotans who depend on a healthy equine...

2011-10-29 07:00:00

âœA Night with Mid America Horse Rescueâ provides an opportunity for equine enthusiasts to help in the rescue and rehabilitation of ex-racehorses to serve the greater community. ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, Mid America Horse Rescue (MAHR) invites fellow equine enthusiasts and animal welfare advocates to its inaugural fundraising event, âœA Night with Mid America Horse Rescue.â...

2011-10-25 06:00:00

MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Horseworship, an independently owned apparel company based in Malibu, California, today joined the growing chorus of individuals and businesses working to stop the eradication of America's rapidly diminishing wild horse population with the announcement of its "Freedom Collection" line. A portion of the profits from sales of the line will support the California-based Return To Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary. With the unveiling of her...

2011-10-18 13:10:49

A new study has shown that racehorses are extremely sensitive to changes in daily light and, contrary to humans, can adapt very quickly to sudden shifts in the 24-hour light-dark cycle, such as those resulting from a transmeridian flight, with unexpected benefits on their physical performance. The research led by academics in the University of Bristol's Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences is published in the Journal of Neuroendocrinology. This is the first study of its kind to...

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...

2011-09-29 07:00:00

Developers of GastroMax3â“ž¢ oral paste support culture of giving with first not-for-profit participants: Elite Thoroughbred Adoptions, of Loxahatchee Groves, Florida, and Horses Healing Hearts in Wellington, Florida. Wellington, Florida (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 Horse Gold, developers and manufacturers of GastroMax3â“ž¢ oral paste, the industryâs most advanced equine gastric ulcer prevention solution, announced the...

2011-09-28 14:41:40

One of the most controversial topics in horse breeding circles relates to the best method for identifying foals. For animal welfare reasons, many veterinarians are currently promoting the method of implanting a microchip over the traditional practice of branding, while officials of major sport horse breed registries deny that branding really causes pain or stress to foals. But what do the horses themselves think?  The team of Christine Aurich at the University of Veterinary Medicine,...


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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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