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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,...

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...

2011-08-31 22:00:00

Developers of GastroMax3â“ž¢ Paste, Exciting New Gastric Ulcer Prevention Product for Horses, Adds New Sales Representatives to Handle Market Growth Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 Horse Gold, developers and manufacturers of GastroMax3â“ž¢ paste, the industryâs most advanced equine gastric ulcer prevention solution, announced second quarter sales exceeded company goals by more than 200%. As a result of the growth,...

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2011-08-25 14:08:58

  Saudi Arabian officials said archaeologists have begun excavating the site of a 9,000-year-old civilization, including horse fossils, suggesting people in the Arabian Peninsula domesticated horses in the ancient culture. HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), submitted the discovery to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah. Salman said the discovery at the al-Maqar site challenges the popular notion that...


Latest Horse Reference Libraries

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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