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Equine Performance Psychology And The Biology Behind Laminitis
2012-09-28 08:38:04

Achieving the best performance from a horse is the goal of not just professional riders, but also the millions of amateur and hobby riders all over the world. A new article published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Veterinary Research looks at the issues surrounding training, competition environment and practices, and how the psychology of horse mood, emotion and temperament can be used to enhance performance. A sister article looks at the devastating disease laminitis, and finds...

2012-01-23 08:00:00

RAM Infrared Services Inc. in conjunction with the United Infrared Network is now providing equine scanning services to the equine community. Telford, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 RAM Infrared Scanning Services (http://www.equine-infrared.com) through its affiliation with the United Infrared Inc. network is pleased to introduce our newest service offering. RAM Infrared Scanning Services is now authorized to provide Equine Infrared services to the equine community. The firm provides these...

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2011-01-19 08:25:00

At least one in five horses used for leisure are overweight or obese. It's a condition which can lead to laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome. The pilot study, carried out by The University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, showed that rates of obesity among horses are likely to be just as high as they are among people. The results were published online on Monday 17 January 2011 in the journal Veterinary Record. The study, by third year veterinary student Helen...

2011-01-05 00:00:39

Cur-OST®- all natural anti-inflammatory supplement which helps to reduce pain, improves quality of life and reduces dependence on prescription pain medications in horses and dogs afflicted with arthritis, laminitis and other inflammatory conditions. Cur-OST® is clinically proven and research supported. Jonesville, NC (PRWEB) January 4, 2011 Arthritis in horses and dogs is a debilitating condition resulting in tremendous suffering, pain and loss of function. Nouvelle Veterinary...

2009-04-06 13:30:00

Partnership Promotes Equine Health and Wellness through Education and Research Initiatives NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfizer Animal Health has joined forces as a leadership contributor with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's (NTRA) Safety and Integrity Alliance. The partnership's aim is to ensure the health and safety measures being implemented through the new racetrack accreditation program are addressed in a manner that will best benefit the equine athlete. Pfizer Animal...

2007-04-24 16:01:11

Mizzou Researchers say obesity in horses can lead to fatal problems COLUMBIA, Mo. - Horses are inheritably couch potatoes. An overeating, slothful horse leads to an obese horse. Unlike humans, however, horse owners often don't see the dangers of an obese horse. Caretakers may see no harm in giving their horses rich foods, but obesity in horses is just as unhealthy as obesity in humans and can lead to fatal diseases. "There is a striking parallelism between humans and horses when it comes to...

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2007-01-31 00:00:00

WASHINGTON -- The death of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro shines a spotlight on a little-understood health problem that every year kills thousands of horses. Despite decades of research into the causes of laminitis, the disease can't be prevented and can't be cured. Scientists disagree about the causes, and vets have competing theories on treatment. Horses of all breeds and ages are susceptible, and when they get it, all that vets can do is treat it and hope it gets better. Barbaro...

2006-07-13 15:29:28

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The condition of Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro has worsened over the last few days and the colt's chances of survival are poor, doctors said on Thursday. Barbaro has developed a severe case of laminitis in his left hind foot, said Dean Richardson, chief of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals. When asked Barbaro's chances of survival, he said: I don't want to put a percentage on it but I would say poor. I'd be lying...

2006-05-26 15:51:06

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro is making small strides each day to recover from a devastating leg fracture, doctors said Friday. "He looks good, everything is fine," said veterinarian Dean Richardson, who inserted 27 pins into the colt's leg during a four-hour operation on Sunday. "His appetite is particularly good today." The three-year-old colt suffered a life-threatening and career-ending fracture of his right hind leg during the $1 million Preakness Stakes...


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