Entries by trt

Associations of health status and conformation with longevity and lifetime competition performance in young Swedish Warmblood riding horses: 8,238 cases ( 1983-2005)

Abstract Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association June 15, 2014, Vol. 244, No. 12, Pages 1449-1461 Lina Jönsson, PhD; Agneta Egenvall, DVM, PhD; Lars Roepstorff, DVM Design—Cohort study and genetic analysis. Animals—8,238 horses. Procedures—Horses were examined for health, conformation, and performance from 1983 to 2005, when they were 4 to 5 years old, and […]

The effect of hay net design on rate and amount of forage consumed by adult horses

K. Martinson, E. Glunk and W. Weber Description of the problem Horses have evolved to consume several small forage-based meals throughout the day, often spending greater than 14.5 hours grazing each day. However, many of today’s horses are housed in boxstalls or drylots, fed two large meals each day, and have limited opportunity to forage. […]

Equine-assisted activities and the impact on perceived social support, self-esteem and self-efficacy among adolescents – an intervention

Abstract In this project, we examined the effect of a 4-month intervention with horses on perceived social support, self-esteem and general self-efficacy among Norwegian adolescents aged 12-15 years. The intervention took place at farm-based stables and included work with the horses and riding. A waiting-list crossover design was used and the participants answered questionnaires at […]

Effects of intrabursal administration of botulinum toxin type B on lameness in horses with degenerative injury to the podotrochlear apparatus

Santiago D. Gutierrez-Nibeyro, DVM, MS; Marcos P. Santos, DVM. Objective—To determine the safety and short-term efficacy of intrabursal administration of botulinum toxin type B (BTXB) to alleviate lameness in horses with degenerative injury to the podotrochlear apparatus (PA). Animals—10 Quarter Horses with degenerative injury to the PA. Procedures—Degenerative injury to the PA was confirmed with […]

Influence of emotional balance during a learning and recall test in horses

Abstract Modern day horse-human relationships entail different types of sport and riding activities, which all require learning. In evaluating the interaction between learning and emotions, studying normal coping strategies or adaptive responses to the surroundings is critical. 34 horses were involved in a cognitive test, in the absence of physical effort, to analyze performance, as […]

Purchase Exam Notes

Equine Purchase Exam Notes for Buyers and Sellers What it is a purchase exam? -Extensive examination that takes 1-6 hours to perform, for the purpose of determining suitability of a horse for the intended purpose. -A internationally recognized and organized process that generates legal documents often used by attorneys, insurance companies and breed registries. -Goal […]

Steaming’s Effect Horse Hay

Steaming’s Effect Horse Hay Studied By Casie Bazay, BS, NBCAAM Soaking hay in water is a common practice used to reduce dust and non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) levels for horses with respiratory or metabolic conditions. But soaking can leach essential nutrients, such as phosphorus and magnesium, from hay and be labor-intensive. In the last few years […]

Effect of different head-neck positions on physical and psychological stress parameters in the ridden horse.

Effect of different head-neck positions on physical and psychological stress parameters in the ridden horse. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2013 Dec 13; Authors: Zebisch A, May A, Reese S, Gehlen H Abstract Different head-neck positions (HNPs) are used in equestrian sports and are regarded as desirable for training and competition by riders, judges […]

2013 NCHA World Championship Futurity Pays Millions

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, known as one of the world’s richest equine events, wrapped up the 2013 show on Sat., Dec. 14, sending hundreds home with hefty rewards in titles, cash and prizes.  Clay Johnson of Stephenville, Texas, took home the prestigious Open Championship title worth $200,000 when he rode Dual Smart […]