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Suspected dope smuggler accused of punching US border patrol horse

Suspected dope smuggler accused of punching US border patrol horse

Woman was with group carrying marijuana-filled backpacks.

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Congress must tackle America’s fragmented racing industry – HSUS

Congress must tackle America’s fragmented racing industry – HSUS

“This is a national industry … we need national standards.”

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British researchers explore race-day veterinary events among thoroughbreds

British researchers explore race-day veterinary events among thoroughbreds

About 1 in every 100 starters seen by the race-day vet.

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Quantity of antibiotics used in livestock is vast, says report

Quantity of antibiotics used in livestock is vast, says report

Expert panel says urgent action is needed over drug resistance.

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Equine globe-trotters may feel effects of jet lag – study

Equine globe-trotters may feel effects of jet lag – study

Can horses easily adjust their circadian rhythms to new time zones?

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Two NZ horses die from sycamore seed poisoning

Two NZ horses die from sycamore seed poisoning

Ingestion can cause an often fatal disease called atypical myopathy.

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Focus

Gastric ulcer treatment closer to commercial release

Gastric ulcer treatment closer to commercial release

Jaguar’s SB-300 to join fight against Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome.

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Report reveals extent of off-label drug use by veterinarians

Report reveals extent of off-label drug use by veterinarians

Most “significant drivers” of Extralabel Drug Use are financial.

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US zoo’s popular Grevy’s Zebra mare Mara dies at 20

US zoo’s popular Grevy’s Zebra mare Mara dies at 20

Mara would knock on zookeeper’s door to ask for her breakfast.

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12-year-old barrel racer dies in rodeo accident

12-year-old barrel racer dies in rodeo accident

Kalee Chandler dies after being crushed by her horse.

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Congress learns how horses help children of addiction

Congress learns how horses help children of addiction

Horses Healing Hearts supports Addiction and Recovery Act.

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Equine therapy pioneer honored with Science Achievement Award

Equine therapy pioneer honored with Science Achievement Award

Nancy McGibbon’s work recognised by HHRF.

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Research

Which traits are great? Scientists explore horse personalities

Which traits are great? Scientists explore horse personalities

What is your perfect match in terms of temperament and character?

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Big strides made in fracture repair in horses, says specialist

Big strides made in fracture repair in horses, says specialist

Better surgical options give horses a greater chance of survival.

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Researchers delve into West Nile infection among horses in central Spain

Researchers delve into West Nile infection among horses in central Spain

Virus confirmed in central Spain as early as 2012.

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High levels of protozoan infection found in horses and donkeys in Egypt

High levels of protozoan infection found in horses and donkeys in Egypt

Four methods used to detect equine piroplasmosis.

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Great galloping algae! Can these tiny organisms really move like a horse?

Great galloping algae! Can these tiny organisms really move like a horse?

Algae, it transpires, have got all the right moves.

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Study flags concern over “relentless pressure” from tight nosebands

Study flags concern over “relentless pressure” from tight nosebands

Tight nosebands spark a stress response in horses, study shows.

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Health

New PET scanner for horses a world first

New PET scanner for horses a world first

UC Davis to conduct trials using positron emission tomography (PET) later this year.

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Beyonce bounces back thanks to new biomaterial

Beyonce bounces back thanks to new biomaterial

Showjumping filly with knee problems to return to competition

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Be gone, annoying flies: Strategies to make pests buzz off

Be gone, annoying flies: Strategies to make pests buzz off

Six strategies to help keep your horse fly free over summer.

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New “smart helmet” to speed up head injury diagnosis

New “smart helmet” to speed up head injury diagnosis

New portable system created to quickly detect concussion and brain injuries.

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Stress may be pivotal factor in faecal water syndrome in horses – study

Stress may be pivotal factor in faecal water syndrome in horses – study

High proportion of sufferers at lower end of social hierarchy.

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Scientists delve into different cereal diets for horses

Scientists delve into different cereal diets for horses

Researchers pick up poo and undertake bacterial counts.

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Training

The rhythm of the horse: Is stretch-shorten the key?

The rhythm of the horse: Is stretch-shorten the key?

“If you listen to their breath, you will feel their heart.”

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Scientists drill down into rider movement in the saddle

Scientists drill down into rider movement in the saddle

Data from top rider could help coach others in correct motion.

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Easy does it: Teaching your horse to load on a trailer

Easy does it: Teaching your horse to load on a trailer

Trailer loading a horse should never be a confrontation, writes Neil Davies.

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The mental challenges of being a horse in the modern age

The mental challenges of being a horse in the modern age

Study indicates horses can suffer a depressive-like state.

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Notion of “crazy” chestnut horses dismissed by researchers

Notion of “crazy” chestnut horses dismissed by researchers

Greater boldness may be behind the reputation of chestnuts.

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Near enough isn’t good enough when working with horses

Near enough isn’t good enough when working with horses

Saying a horse lacks respect is blaming your horse instead of yourself.

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Breeding

AI, ET, among hot topics at Aust horse breeding expo

AI, ET, among hot topics at Aust horse breeding expo

Breeding experts to speak at Horse SA Horse Breeding Expo on June 4.

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Mares take gynaecological exams in their stride, study suggests

Mares take gynaecological exams in their stride, study suggests

Transrectal examination of mares was not perceived as a major stressor.

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Why the sterilization of Oregon’s wild horses is a bad idea

Why the sterilization of Oregon’s wild horses is a bad idea

Authority on wild animal sterilization speaks out over plan to sterilize mares.

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How does mare’s milk measure up against other mammals?

How does mare’s milk measure up against other mammals?

Scientists compare milk composition in wild and domesticated mammals.

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Foaling alarms: Could we build our own for as little as $50?

Foaling alarms: Could we build our own for as little as $50?

Could a cellphone and an app do the trick?

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Study in North Dakota explores fertility control in mustangs

Study in North Dakota explores fertility control in mustangs

Hopes center on being able to reduce or eliminate costly roundups.

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Features

Be gone, annoying flies: Strategies to make pests buzz off

Be gone, annoying flies: Strategies to make pests buzz off

Six strategies to help keep your horse fly free over summer.

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Why the long face: just how risky is horse riding?

Why the long face: just how risky is horse riding?

Are event rider deaths freak occurrences, asks Kirrilly Thompson.

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What the hay? Why hay storage is such a hot topic

What the hay? Why hay storage is such a hot topic

Losses as much as 20% in outdoor-stored, weathered bales.

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How ancient horse-dung bacteria is helping us determine where Hannibal crossed the Alps

How ancient horse-dung bacteria is helping us determine where Hannibal crossed the Alps

Alpine pass yields crucial clues.

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Are we saddling horses with the raw end of the deal?

Are we saddling horses with the raw end of the deal?

Is respect for the horse being lost in pursuit of the prize?

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Need v. want: Do animals know what’s good for them?

Need v. want: Do animals know what’s good for them?

Equine topics on the agenda at Australian veterinary conference.

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In Brief

Wildlife culling as zoonotic disease control strategy in spotlight

Wildlife culling as zoonotic disease control strategy in spotlight

Mass cullings spark conservation and animal welfare concerns.

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Wet, wet, wet: Riders take a bath at Chatsworth water jump

Wet, wet, wet: Riders take a bath at Chatsworth water jump

The water jump put a dampener on some at the Chatsworth 3DE.

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#PonyPower as pocket-rocket racers ready for steeple series

#PonyPower as pocket-rocket racers ready for steeple series

Shetland Pony Steeplechase Series kicks off at Devon.

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Riding on “RoboCob”: Mechanical horse gives taste of equestrian life

Riding on “RoboCob”: Mechanical horse gives taste of equestrian life

First-timers of all ages try out RoboCob at Royal Windsor Show.

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Two horses die early on Preakness Stakes day

Two horses die early on Preakness Stakes day

10 years after Barbaro’s accident, owners lose another horse.

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Hickstead’s showcase dressage international cancelled

Hickstead’s showcase dressage international cancelled

Hickstead’s July 3* and 2* event cancelled because of funding shortfall.

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