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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 126 pages tagged with Equine studies:

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.

Horse

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

Osteoarthritis - early diagnosis and new strategies

This interdisciplinary project, based on close collaboration between four universities, has great potential to solve the question of how the disease osteoarthritis can be diagnosed and cured. The

Lethal disorder linked to mobility in horses

In horse breeding, selection for mobility may have increased the proportion of carriers for the lethal disease Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS). Foals carrying two copies of the WFFS gene

Topical ophthalmic atropine in horses, pharmacokinetics and effect on intestinal motility

Topical ophthalmic atropine sulfate is an important part of the treatment protocol in equine uveitis. Frequent administration of topical atropine may cause decreased intestinal motility and colic in

Faecal bacterial composition in horses with and without free faecal liquid

Free faecal liquid (FFL) is a condition in horses which manifests as differential defecation of solid and liquid phases of faeces. The etiology of FFL is currently unknown, but deviances in the

Introduction to automatic forage stations and measurement of forage intake rate in an active open barn for horses

Interest in the use of open barns on Swedish horse farms is increasing as an alternative to keeping horses in box stalls and as a 2007 law requires phasing out of tie stalls. To provide adequate

Evaluation of fasting plasma insulin and proxy measurements to assess insulin sensitivity in horses

Proxies are mathematical calculations based on fasting glucose and/or insulin concentrations developed to allow prediction of insulin sensitivity (IS) and β-cell response. These proxies have not been

Attachment behaviour and the effect of training method on fear reactions and ease of handling

Optimising horse–human relationships can promote positive experiences and advance the welfare and safety of both dyad members. Attachment and bonding are key components in such relationships, and

Non-banked curved tracks influence movement symmetry in two-year-old Standardbred trotters

Little is known regarding how trotting through curves affects locomotion symmetry in Standardbred trotters. The aim of the current study was to investigate differences in objectively measured

Reliable and clinically applicable gait classification in walking and trotting horses

Objectively assessing horse movement symmetry as an adjunctive to the routine lameness evaluation is on the rise with several commercially available systems on the market. Prerequisites for

Prevalence of heterophilic antibodies in horse serum, and elimination of interference using chicken IgY

Heterophilic antibodies in serum and plasma can interfere with mammalian antibodies in immunoassays and result in false test results, usually false positive. Although studies screening for

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