How Stressful Are Competitions for Horses?

How do horses handle stressful situations, such as traveling long distances, mixing with strange horses, and competing at unfamiliar venues? One group of researchers recently asked this exact question and conducted a study to measure cortisol levels in saliva in horses during competitions away from home. Continue reading…


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Weight Changes in Racehorses: Season and Sex Differences

A recent study suggests that body weights of racehorses vary from season to season, and differences in energy metabolism might exist between sexes. Continue reading…


Blindfolding Horses: Help for Neurologic Diagnosis

Equine researchers recently suggested that blindfolding horses can be an equally powerful tool for veterinarians when differentiating between lameness and neurological diseases resulting in abnormal gaits. Continue reading…

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First-Cutting Hay for Horses: Buy or Bypass?

What Happens to the Skeleton During Early Training of Racehorses?

New Horse: What Do I Feed Him?
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