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Perfectly preserved 40,000-year-old horse found in Siberia, scientists say

40,000 Year Old Horse Preserved by Ice Age: Scientists

Scientists unearthed a baby horse that they say lived 40,000 years ago in Siberia. A joint expedition by scientists from Russia and Japan led to the treasure. Researchers estimate the foal was three-months-old when it d...
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Equine Researchers Tackle Coronavirus

While there is still much to be known about equine coronavirus (ECoV), researchers at UC Davis are discovering many commonalities among horses infected with the disease and are hopeful to someday find the root cause. The...
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In a previous study, researchers found about 26% of SCC-affected horses in a retrospective study were Haflingers.

Genetic Link to Equine Eye Cancer Found

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Researchers have identified a genetic mutation in horses allowing for the identification of horses at risk for squamous cell carcinoma of the eye. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most com...
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How to Make your child smarter? Horseback Riding a study says.

Horseback Riding can Improve Child's Learning Ability: Study

Enhancing Cognitive Learning Researchers suggest horseback riding can improve your child's learning ability. Vibrations from the horse's gait may enhance memory, learning, and problem-solving a new study recently found. ...
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Horses May Assist Dementia Patients: Study

Horses May Help Dementia Patients: Study

Every 67 seconds a person in the United States develops dementia. A pilot study suggests horses may improve dementia patients' quality of life by looking at multiple indicators....
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PET imaging for equines

Complex Horse Lameness Cases Benefit from PET Scan: Vets

Breakthrough in equine imaging Horse owners with equines suffering from difficult to diagnosis lameness issues may benefit from positron emission tomography scanning (PET). The diagnostic imaging tool is now available...
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This indicates that horses both had an understanding of the consequence of their choice on own thermal comfort, and that they successfully had learned to communicate their preference by using the symbols.

Horses Use Symbols to Communicate Preferences

A study finds horses can use symbols to communicate their preferences with their human counterparts....
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The new technology captures three-dimensional, high-resolution computed tomography (CT) images in the standing and moving horse without the need for anesthesia.

Barrel Racer's Mystery Injury Solved

The barrel racer’s bone scan showed a hot spot right where the spine attaches to the base of the skull, indicating an injury. But the radiographs were inconclusive....
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Unlocking Genetic Secrets of Dun Colored Horses

Unlocking Genetic Secrets of Dun Colored Horses

Horses come in a variety of coat colors, but most lack the camouflage of their ancestors. A study reveals the genetic roots of the dun pattern and explains why the pattern isn't seen in most domesticated horses....
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Thumb-Suckers, Nail-Biters Less Likely to be Allergic to Horses

The researchers were testing the idea that the common childhood habits of thumb-sucking and nail-biting would increase microbial exposures, affecting the immune system and reducing the development of allergic reactions also...
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Horse Communication

Horse Speak

Computer software may be able to help us understand what our horses are thinking and feeling, researchers say. A horse-loving computer scientist is working on an animal-computer interaction research project. Dr. St...
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Equimaging Scanner for Horses

Cutting-edge Robotics Controlled Equine Imaging System Launches

Revolutionary, and ready to launch, a new robotics-controlled imaging system is unlike any other type of equine diagnostic equipment, according to veterinarians at Penn Vet. The Equimagine at New Bolton Center captures h...
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Robotic Medical Device May Improve Equine Healing: Researchers

Robotic Medical Device May Improve Equine Healing: Researchers

Researchers say they hope a robotic lift system will help improve how horses recover from limb fractures and other traumatic injuries. After a horse undergoes surgery to fix a broken leg, it's normally confined to a stall a...
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Horse Sports Contribute to Highest Level of Traumatic Brain Injuries: Study

Horse Sports Contribute to Highest Level of Traumatic Brain Injuries: Study

Sports related traumatic brain injuries affect up to 3.8 million people a year in the U.S, experts say. A study looking at more than 4700 adults with sports related TBIs over ten-years found equestrian sports contributed...
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Researchers Analyze Horse's Gut with Adapted 'Camera Pill'

Researchers Analyze Horse's Gut with Adapted 'Camera Pill'

“Whenever I talk to students about the horse abdomen, I put up a picture of a horse and put a big question mark in the middle,” said veterinary researcher Dr. Julia Montgomery in the University of Saskatchewan Weste...
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Equestrians are Determined

Equestrians are Determined, Structured: Study

For parents wondering if horseback riding is a good sport for your child, researchers say yes. Riding promotes determined, balanced humans that are enthusiastic and structured, according to a new study....
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Horses Read Human Facial Expressions: Researchers

Horses Read Human Facial Expressions: Researchers

If you thought your horse could sense your mood, you were right. Researchers at the University of Sussex say horses are "socially sophisticated" and can read human emotions based on their facial expressions....
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Researchers Land $2.1 Million to Study Equine Probiotic Wormer

Researchers Land $2.1 Million to Study Equine Probiotic Wormer

Martin Nielsen, an equine parasitologist, veterinarian and assistant professor at the UK Gluck Equine Research Center, launched the crowdfunding project, “Let the germs get the worms: Testing a novel probiotic compoun...
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Researchers: Better Way to Diagnose Strangles in Horses

Researchers: Better Way to Diagnose Strangles in Horses

Researchers say they have identified a better method for diagnosing strangles in horses. Strangles is a highly contagious, upper respiratory disease....
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Robotics-Controlled Imaging Coming to Penn Vet's New Bolton Center

Robotics-Controlled Imaging Coming to Penn Vet's New Bolton Center

“The best analogy to illustrate the difference between EQUIMAGINE™ and current imaging technology is to envision the deep, inaccessible parts of the ocean that we know are there but have not before explored,” he ...
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