With the first arctic cold snap of the year impacting the Midwest, its a good time to review winter energy needs. The horse requires additional dietary energy in order to maintain its body temperature and condition. For every degree below 18°F the horse requires an additional 1% energy in their diet. For example, if a…
If you are interested in horses and possible career paths in the modern equine industry, then the annual Equine Career Night at the University of Guelph is for you. The event will take place at the University of Guelph on March 7 between 7 and 9 p.m.
Researchers have uncovered a possible link between coat colour and harness racing performance.
For more than eight years, Colorado State University researchers have studied a vaccine called GonaCon as a safe and humane solution for the overpopulation of wild horses.
Claudia loves science and horses – bringing the two together means she gets the best of both worlds. Her Honours research was on the feeding and management practices of Australian horse owners.
In an effort to improve equine and jockey safety, a study was conducted last year by the British Horseracing Authority. They found that horses respond better to obstacles coloured fluorescent yellow and white, rather than the orange currently used to indicate hurdles and fences and takeoff boards.
Researchers in France have reported on an experiment in which they compared facial expressions and blood markers between two groups of horses who underwent grooming. One group of 13 horses received gentle grooming for 11 10-minute sessions, using only the hands, which focused on the body areas they appreciated the most.
The garments—depicting bones, muscle groups, and more—can help veterinary students, chiropractors, and even owners and riders better understand the structures hidden under horses’ skin.
A novel experiment where volunteer vets were taught online to assess pain in ridden horses by studying equine facial expressions and body postures, has been hailed a huge success.
A new British study has delivered interesting findings on the reactions of horses to human voices at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum – laughter and growling.