The weight-management benefits of feeding horses and ponies behind a regularly moved portable fence have been highlighted in fresh research. The latest research compares strip grazing to two other restricted grazing practices during Britain’s grass-growing season.
People emit a particular chemosignal while experiencing a specific emotion that induces the same emotion in another person who smells that odor. Chemosignals are chemical signals the human body gives off, primarily through sweat. Now researchers have found that horses also can smell human emotions.
As the horse racing industry continues to search for ways to prevent catastrophic injuries, researchers are evaluating a variety of potentially predictive factors. One of those is a racehorse’s stride characteristics. Collecting speed and stride data can allow researchers to create equations for determining training and racing’s effects on horses’ skeletons.
Grooming, at its core, is really about maintaining the health and soundness of our horse, not just making a coat shiny for a shiny coat’s sake. In fact, maybe ‘grooming’ isn’t the best word for what we do in those 20 minutes before and after our rides.
A researcher from The University of New Mexico is part of a collaborative that is studying one of the most important socio-environmental changes in human history: the dispersal of the domestic horse into the Americas in the 16th and 17th centuries.
We need science to back up traditional equine rehabilitation programs. Here’s a list of seven measurement tools and methods veterinarians can implement into equine rehabilitation programs to track progress.
A common practice in barns today is to administer a dewormer to all horses every few months, rotating the class of dewormer used each time. However, the problem here is with parasite resistance. What’s the best strategy?
One the most common problems in horse behaviour are those associated with a horse being pushed too far and the owner being unaware that the horse is too anxious or stressed to comply. Owners commonly tend to wait for a horse to engage in dangerous behaviours, such as bucking, biting, or bolting, before they recognize…
With so much choice, it can be overwhelming to find the right school for you (See Part 1). Those considering this pathway should set aside a specific time to put together a list of potential schools, and from there narrow it down based on what feels right. Part 2 looks at how to go about…
Horses, like our dogs and cats, are familiar to many of us, be they racehorses, police horses, or much-loved pony club mounts. So it might surprise you that horses, in Australia, are more deadly than snakes, and indeed all venomous animals combined. An equine veterinarian is more at risk of workplace injury than a firefighter.…