A genetic study of Norwegian-Swedish Coldblooded Trotter harness racehorses revealed eight major genes likely related to their success on the track, some of which drive the horses' abilities to learn and remember. The post Harness Racing Success Linked to Intelligence Genes appeared first on The Horse.
Researchers said evaluating castration complications allowed them to arrive at a benchmark to which other equine practitioners can audit their individual and practice performances, possibly leading to even safer gelding procedures. The post Making Horse Castrations Safer: Look at Complications appeared first on The Horse.
Dietary restriction plus a low-intensity exercise program helped improve overweight horses' insulin sensitivities, which could help reduce their risk of developing laminitis. The post Why Obese Horses Need Both Diet and Exercise appeared first on The Horse.
Learn about common foal-feeding challenges and solutions, as well as how to develop a well-balanced feeding program for young, growing horses. Read an excerpt of this article from our April 2019 issue now! The post A Sensible Start: Feeding Young Horses from Foaling to Weaning appeared first on The Horse.
The equine GI tract plays an important role in a horse health, but there’s many places things can go wrong along the way. Keep your horse’s gut healthy and functioning properly with tips from these resources on TheHorse.com. Sponsored by Kemin. The post 10 Equine Gut Health Resources on TheHorse.com appeared first on The Horse.
Initiatives include building an equine medical center and quarantine facility on the Louisville, Kentucky, racetrack’s backside, hiring an equine medical director, and more. The post Churchill Downs Emphasizes Safety Ahead of 2019 Kentucky Derby appeared first on The Horse.