The international Equine Consortium for Genetic Research (ECGR), established by Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), is making major inroads into determining the location of genes that cause specific disease traits in horses. The ECGR is a worldwide research project led by University of Minnesota equine professors Jim Mickelson, PhD, and Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, with 32 scientists from 18 elite academic institutions throughout the nine countries collaborating.
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February 13, 2009
February 11, 2009
Aussie horsemen and women are joining forces against the international marketing giants of the horse industry by working together through a new online marketing initiative that has been developed by Shane Ransley from QuantumSavvy.com. All of our Australian horsemen and women are standing together to showcase their educational products and develop a website that will have all of Australia’s available horsemanship, past and present together in one accessible location for all to see.
February 9, 2009
Supreme Horseware will donate 10% off all sales made this month to Bushfire Appeal!
January 21, 2009
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is funding over US$10,000 of veterinary supplies to assist local animal aid groups as they respond to the Gaza conflict's brutal effects on working and companion animals.
December 17, 2008
Wrapping your arms around a 2,000-pound Percheron, or even a 900-pound Arabian, might not be possible unless you are Hulk Hogan. Even at that, you might have a hard time locating your mare's belly button so you can place your hands slightly above it for compressions.
December 8, 2008
The Melbourne Cup winner will inevitably be revered by the nation but the RSPCA is urging punters to spare a thought for the thousands of horses that don't make the grade.
September 26, 2008
On August 29, 2005, the United States suffered one of the nation's worst natural disasters when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. In the midst of the uncertainty and chaos was born the largest equine rescue ever.
Recently, a happy ending to one of those rescues has been doing the rounds via email. The story of Molly The Pony and her artificial leg. Itâ€™s a feel good story that gives you faith in the goodness of life.
September 22, 2008
If you have been following this 3 part massage series, I have a confession to make. You may have already figured it out on your own; but here it is; I am an anatomy geek.
September 18, 2008
Continuing Equinology's series on massage techniques for your horse. This month introduces the move known as The Melt.
September 18, 2008
The ride you completed yesterday was just a bit harder on you than expected. Your body cringes as your feet hit the floor reminding you of all those miles. A massage right now sounds great, but what about your horse? Maybe his fatigued and sore muscles could use a helping hand too.