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Researchers identified found mutations in the gene aggrecan—the major structural protein of cartilage associated with dwarfism in Miniature Horses.
By re-analyzing DNA from a Thoroughbred mare named Twilight using updated equipment, scientists corrected thousands of errors in the original sequence released in 2009.
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Hoof capsule distortions associated with hoof imbalance typically aren’t severe, they can affect horses’ comfort and be challenging for owners and their farriers to manage.
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Virginia Tech said the facility will expand its Equine Medical Center’s capacity to provide diagnostics and treatment for lameness and other conditions that prevent equine athletes from performing at optimal potential.
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Horses with equine gastric ulcer syndrome and metabolic problems can benefit from grain-free, low-starch diets. Here’s what you need to know.
Dr. Kyla Ortved explains how bisphosphonate drugs work, their use in human medicine, and how they can help horses with navicular syndrome.
Recent research has given us more insight into how to manage horses affected by or vulnerable to laminitis. If your horse falls into the at-risk category, consider these diet changes.
Scientists are working to decide whether to update the National Research Council’s Nutrients Requirements for Horses and, if they go ahead with a revision, you might be able to help. Here's how.
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