Latest Horse Articles & News

New Study To Investigate Headshaking In Horses
November 15, 2012

Headshaking syndrome is when a horse shakes or jerks its head uncontrollably for no apparent reason. There are striking clinical similarities between facial pain syndromes in people, most notably trigeminal neuralgia, and headshaking in horses. Although some progress has been made towards both diagnosing and treating the condition in horses, the pathology of the disease remains unknown and further research is needed.

Construction of $10 Million Equine Health Centre Begins
November 14, 2012

Construction has officially begun on the University of Adelaide's new $10 million Equine Health and Performance Centre at the Roseworthy Campus.

Large Animal Rescue Workshop
November 5, 2012

The longer rescue personnel are in the game, the closer they will be to one day being unexpectedly presented with a large animal rescue.

Vaccine Arrives To Boost The Fight Against Deadly Hendra Virus
November 1, 2012

International collaborative partnership develops vaccine to combat one of Australia’s most lethal viruses

Black Caviar Graces The Cover Of Vogue
October 31, 2012

For the first time in its 53-year history, Vogue Australia has featured a horse on its cover.

UQ Farrier Program Benefits From Horseshoe Equipment
October 29, 2012

The art of shoeing a horse will not be a lost tradition at The University of Queensland with the Gatton campus poised to set-up a new workshop in the farrier skill.

Boyd Exell Starts In Top Form In Hannover
October 29, 2012

Four-time FEI World Cup™ Driving Champion Boyd Exell (AUS) had an excellent start of the FEI World Cup™ Driving’s 12th season in Hannover, Germany this weekend. Exell and his team of horses were in top form and they performed as if their last World Cup competition had taken place only last week and not eight months ago at the previous season’s Final held in Bordeaux (FRA) in Febuary. Exell won the opening leg in Hannover ahead of IJsbrand Chardon (NED) and Tomas Eriksson (SWE).

Collecting Colustrum
October 23, 2012

Colostrum or "first milk" is the thick, yellow secretion from the mammary gland, present immediately after birth. Produced in the mare's udder during the last two to four weeks of gestation in response to hormonal changes, colostrum contains concentrated immunoglobulin (antibodies) from the mare's serum. Colostrum and its protective antibodies are present in the mare's milk for only the first day after foaling; these maternal antibodies are necessary to protect the foal against infectious diseases. For various reasons, breeders may need or opt to collect colostrum.

Saturday EQUITANA Melbourne – A Spectacular Experience!
October 23, 2012

If you are a Dressage fan or competitor at any level, the “Saturday Daily Package” offers a fantastic day of learning and entertainment, right through to the Evening Dressage Freestyle Grand Final. The education program for the day has been specially designed to help you look at many of the issues that affect producing a dressage horse.

Olympic Legend Visits Pony Club Championship
October 17, 2012

The Ranvet State ODE Championship was held recently at the Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre from the 6-7th October 2012. Much to the delight of competitors and their families, Olympic Bronze medallist and former pony club member Shane Rose attended the Saturday night dinner sharing some of his experiences from pony club to international level competition.