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Equine studies

Equine studies is the subject where the horse and the interplay between human and horse is in focus. It is a interdisciplinary mix between animal science and veterinary medicine. It includes knowledge about the biology of horses, and about hw to use horses as working horse, for sports and for leisure.

There are 134 pages tagged with Equine studies:

Green Valleys 2.0 Biorefining of forage and usefulness of fiber press cake for horses

Can residual products from green protein be used as feed to horses? The project is a continuation of Green Valleys, which ran between 2018 and 2022. The overall goal is to promote a cycle-based


For horses The Animal Genetics Laboratory mainly carries out parentage controls. There are also specific tests for defects and coat colours as well as performance traits (Synchrogait). For large

Reed as feed to horses and ruminants

This project investigates whether reed silage can be used as roughage for horses. Reed is harvested in different plant maturations and analyzed with regard to energy value and nutrient content.

NordCAW seminar on horse welfare

NordCAW seminar on horse welfare elin.spangenberg@slu.se Welcome to the NordCAW seminar on Horse Welfare in relation to the use of horses in equestrian sport. Equestrian sports engage many

BVF A new approach to understanding and controlling anthelmintic resistance of the equine roundworm

The equine roundworm is a large parasitic roundworm infecting horses, pigs, poultry and humans. The fact that the it has developed resistance to two of three types of anthelmintic available is

Effectiveness of Cleaning and Sanitation of Stable Environment and Riding Equipment Following Contamination With Streptococcus equi

Streptococcus equi subsp. equi (S. equi) is transmitted via contact with infected horses or fomites such as equipment or surfaces of the stable environment. Effective cleaning and sanitation is

Identification of a Dominant Mucosal Mast Cell Population with Possible Inflammatory Functions in Airways of Asthmatic Horses

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease and a serious health problem in horses as well as in humans. In humans and mice, mast cells (MCs) are known to be directly involved in asthma pathology

A novel surrogate biomarker for equine osteoarthritic sub-chondral bone sclerosis

In a recent article, researchers from SLU, together with colleagues from other organizations, aimed to delineate a novel soluble Biglycan Neo-epitope-BGN262 in saliva from young reference and

Patellar ligament desmopathy in the horse – a review and comparison to human patellar tendinopathy (‘Jumper’s knee’)

Patellar ligament desmopathy in horses is regarded as an uncommon condition with unclear aetiology. Of the three patellar ligaments in the horse, the intermediate is the one most often diagnosed with

Is Markerless More or Less? Comparing a Smartphone Computer Vision Method for Equine Lameness Assessment to Multi-Camera Motion Capture

Computer vision is a subcategory of artificial intelligence focused on extraction of information from images and video. It provides a compelling new means for objective orthopaedic gait assessment in

Timing of Vertical Head, Withers and Pelvis Movements Relative to the Footfalls in Different Equine Gaits and Breeds

Movement symmetry of the head and pelvis are used to measure lameness in horses in trot. Although head, pelvis and limb movements have been described, less is known about the temporal relationships

Forage as a local produced protein and energy feed for horses

New knowledge about protein and energy value in grass and forage legumes in forage for horses. The amount and nutritive content of forages has major impact on equine behaviour, health, and disease.