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
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
Speed of gaits in Icelandic horses and relationships to sex, age, conformation measurements and subjective judges’ scores
The aim was to measure the mean and maximum speed and the range of speed in all gaits of Icelandic horses shown at a breed evaluation field test (BEFT). In addition, the effect of speed on scores for
Body behaviors and facial expressions associated with induced orthopedic pain in horses
Pain scales are tools developed to improve pain assessment in horses. They are based on behaviors and/or facial expressions, and the observer allocates a score based on the character of the behavior
Improving gait classification in horses by using inertial measurement unit (IMU) generated data and machine learning
For centuries humans have been fascinated by the natural beauty of horses in motion and their different gaits. Gait classification (GC) is commonly performed through visual assessment and reliable,
Eye temperature in horses when measured using infrared thermography in field conditions
Infrared thermography (IRT) is a popular technology used for the detection of thermal changes given its non-invasive nature and lack of direct contact with the individual. Accordingly, the maximal
The chromogranin A-derived peptides catestatin and vasostatin in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease
The protein chromogranin A (CgA) is stored and co-released with catecholamines from the stimulated adrenal glands. Increased plasma concentrations of CgA have been shown in people with heart disease.
AFB Effects of housing system on recovery after exercise in horses
The aim of the proposed project is project is to examine whether recovery after competition in horses is affected by housing system. The project is completed. read about the results in the article"
My name is Maja Söderlind, I am a veterinarian and teacher at the department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry at SLU. I graduated as a veterinarian at Copenhagen University in Denmark, 2013,
Report from VH's Faculty Board meeting on 9th of June
This spring's last faculty board meeting is over. After some decisions, information points and discussions, a well-deserved summer now awaits all participants. Decisions taken The board decided to
Nerve Growth Factor as a biomarker for pain and inflammation
To get the best possible treatment results in sport horses with joint inflammation (osteoarthritis), there is a need to be able to detect, diagnose and treat affected horses at an early stage.