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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.

Det finns 78 sidor som är taggade med Equine studies:

Equitation science

The course provides an in depth theoretical/practical knowledge at advanced level of horse behaviour/learning and its consequences for horse welfare and human-horse interactions. The course is

Hippolog - kandidatprogram

This programme is taught in Swedish. On the Swedish programme page you will find information about the programme, welcome letter with roll call information, your course schedule, contact information,

New information improve dexamethasone screening

Therapeutic agents capable of altering the performance of horses are monitored in racing and equestrian sports to guarantee horse welfare, fair competition, and integrity of the sport. Dexamethasone

Asymptomatic young horses can be infected with strangles

Streptococcus equi ssp. equi causes characteristic clinical signs that are most severe in young horses, including fever, purulent nasal discharge, and lymph node abscessation in the head region.

Orthopedic pain in large animals

With the help of the latest advancements in objective movement analysis systems and new methods in identifying pain behaviours, we wish to better understand the connection between irregular movement

From young horse

Researchers have noted that many horses that train and compete move with an asymmetric movement pattern. Today, we do not know whether such asymmetries are pain-triggered and caused by the exercise

Movement asymmetries in sound and lame riding horses

Emma Persson-Sjödin started as as doctoral student in 2015 with Marie Rhodin as her supervisor. The title of her doctoral project is ”Movement asymmetries in sound and lame riding horses.” Lameness


Soft tissues around the kneecap (patella) as a cause of equine lameness is an area yet to be scientifically investigated but that is often clinically treated with “alternative” methods without an


Lameness in animals is the most obvious sign of orthopaedic pain that animals cannot verbalise. Asymmetries of vertical movement, laterality, of different body components is useful measurement of

Icelandic Horses

In this research project, we are studying how icelandic horses change their movement pattern in tölting, flying pace and impure trot. As of now, there is no knowledge of how we can best detect

Selection on the Colombian paso horse's gaits has produced kinematic differences partly explained by the DMRT3 gene

The horse breed Colombian paso is known for having three extra gaits in addition to walk, trot and canter. The gaits are called paso fino, trocha and Colombian trot, with the horses being divided

Effect of different head and neck positions on kinematics of elite dressage horses ridden at walk on treadmill

When competing with riding horses, the result is affected by, among other things, how the horse moves in different gaits and how it holds the head and neck. Many riders find it difficult to make the