The biomechanics of horse jumping have been researched over the past 15 years, with previous studies focusing on linear kinematics. Elements of those studies have included characteristics of gait , limb positions , movement of the Center of Gravity (CoG) at jump takeoff and landing  , and reaction forces at takeoff . Clayton  […]
Winter rest is commonly recommended to aid in re-growth of spring forage in horse pastures. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of previous grazing method [continuous (CON) vs. rotational (ROT)] on recovery of pasture production following a period of winter grazing exclusion. Pasture forage yield, persistence, and quality were assessed monthly […]
–This study aimed to evaluate population parameters and to describe the genetic diversity of the Lusitano breed in Brazil using pedigree data. Two populations evaluated: total population (TP) containing 18,922 animals, and reference population (RP) composed of a part of TP containing 8,329 animals, representing the last generation. The generation interval (10.1 ± 5.1 years) […]
Officials are urging caution after a Quarter Horse mare from Suffolk, who was incompletely vaccinated—she received the initial vaccination against EEE, but not a follow-up booster—died late last month. The post August Prime Time for EEE in Virginia Horses appeared first on The Horse.
The unvaccinated 15-year old gelding, from Addison, in Steuben County, began showing clinical signs on Aug. 4, was hospitalized Aug. 5, and is reportedly recovering from infection. The post First Case of WNV in New York Horses for 2018 Confirmed appeared first on The Horse.
Should you avoid purchasing hay treated with propionic acid (a preservative) for horses? Not necessarily, our nutritionist says. The post Are Hay Preservatives Safe for Horses? appeared first on The Horse.
An automated feeder that provides grain in multiple small meals throughout the day might help reduce the prevalence of gastric ulcers in horses in training. The post Feeding Frequency Affects Gastric Ulceration in Exercised Young Horses appeared first on The Horse.