Veterinary

15/05/2017
Veterinary News

In the past year alone, 426 road incidents have been reported to The British Horse Society (BHS), resulting in the death of one person and 21 horses. The largest equine charity in the UK, the BHS launched its Dead Slow campaign in order to educate drivers on how to safely pass a horse on the road.

05/05/2017
American Dressage News

Cargill, the feed company that produces the Soothing Pink supplement, has found trace amounts of ractopamine in their product. The U.S. horses Horizon and Don Principe were fed with this product and tested positive to the banned substance.

30/04/2017
Veterinary News

Facial expressions research at the Animal Health Trust will help horse owners recognise pain in ridden horses, before it’s too late. Experts at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) Equine Clinic are on a mission to help recognise pain in horses, so that we can help them before it’s too late.

09/04/2017
Veterinary News

Resting behaviour is frequently used as a welfare measure in horses; this indicator has been adopted from bovine research where it has been shown to alter with environment and management changes. However, unlike bovines, equine resting behaviour may also be influenced by the amount of ridden exercise the horse has performed through the day.

31/03/2017
Veterinary News

Crib-biting is a stereotypy in horses that is potentially linked to both chronic stress and genetic predisposition. Chronic stress can cause neurobiological changes such as alteration of the dopaminergic modulation of the basal ganglia, which could alter the learning profile of the horses.

28/03/2017
Veterinary News

In order to give individually housed stallions the opportunity to have more social interactions, the Swiss national stud farm investigated a separation wall called the "social box." Sixteen adult Franches-Montagnes breeding stallions were housed for 3 weeks in conventional boxes (CB) and for 3 weeks in social boxes (SB).

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