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  1. Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injury during Racing on New Zealand Racetracks 2005–2011

    Contributor(s):: Charlotte Bolwell, Chris Rogers, Erica Gee, Wayne Mcllwraith

    There is currently limited information on the types, or risk, of injuries occurring for horses racing in flat races in New Zealand. Race reports and records from six racing seasons were used to determine the reasons why horses failed to finish a race. In total, 544 horses failed to complete a...

  2. Changing human-animal relationships in sport: an analysis of the UK and Australian horse racing whips debates

    Contributor(s):: Graham, R., McManus, P.

    Changing social values and new technologies have contributed to increasing media attention and debate about the acceptable use of animals in sport. This paper focuses on the use of the whip in thoroughbred horse racing. Those who defend its use argue it is a necessary tool needed for safety,...

  3. Speed index in the racing quarter horse: a genome-wide association study

    Contributor(s):: Camila Tangari Meira, Marina R. S. Fortes, Michel Marques Farah, Laercio R. Porto-Neto, Matthew Kelly, Stephen S. Moore, Guilherme L. Pereira, Luis Artur Loyola Chardulo, Rogerio Abdallah Curi

    The racing line of Quarter Horses is characterized by great sprinting speed over short distances on straight tracks. To perform selection on racing horses, the speed index (SI) and conformation traits are often used. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) on 112 racing Quarter Horses was...

  4. Analysis of Failure to Finish a Race in a Cohort of Thoroughbred Racehorses in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Jasmine Tanner, Chris Rogers, Charlotte Bolwell, Naomi Cogger, Erica Gee, Wayne McIlwraith

    The objective was to describe the incidence of failure to finish a race in flat-racing Thoroughbreds in New Zealand as these are summary indicators of falls, injuries and poor performance. Retrospective data on six complete flat racing seasons (n = 188,615 race starts) of all Thoroughbred flat...

  5. Think like an animal: Hector Libre at TEDxSanIsidro

    Contributor(s):: Hector Libre

    His talk shares his extensive knowledge and intuition about horses, his career as a jockey and his experience as director and professor of the school of Jockeys learners JC of San Isidro where in a few years, from 2004 graduates have won 8573 races at racetracks Palermo, San Isidro and La...

  6. Health problems and risk factors associated with long haul transport of horses in Australia

    Contributor(s):: Padalino, B., Hall, E., Raidal, S., Celi, P., Knight, P., Jeffcott, L., Muscatello, G.

    Equine transportation is associated with a variety of serious health disorders causing economic losses. However; statistics on horse transport are limited and epidemiological data on transport related diseases are available only for horses transported to abattoirs for slaughter. This study...

  7. Workplace injuries in Thoroughbred racing: an analysis of insurance payments and injuries amongst jockeys in Australia from 2002 to 2010

    Contributor(s):: Curry, B. A., Hitchens, P. L., Otahal, P., Si, Lei, Palmer, A. J.

    Background: There is no comprehensive study of the costs of horse-related workplace injuries to Australian Thoroughbred racing jockeys. Objectives: To analyse the characteristics of insurance payments and horse-related workplace injuries to Australian jockeys during Thoroughbred racing or...

  8. Characteristics of adopted thoroughbred racehorses in second careers

    Contributor(s):: Stowe, C. J., Kibler, M. L.

    The unwanted horse issue continues to be a major concern in the U.S. equine industry. Nonprofit organizations dedicated to rescuing, retraining, and rehoming unwanted horses are critical in minimizing this problem. This study utilized data collected nationwide from organizations that provide...

  9. A cross-sectional epidemiological study of prevalence and severity of bit-induced oral trauma in polo ponies and race horses

    Contributor(s):: Mata, F., Johnson, C., Bishop, C.

    Bit and bridle accessories improperly fitted in ridden horses can cause oral trauma such as bone spurs, commissure ulceration, and tongue lacerations. This study was used to identify, grade, and compare the types of oral traumas commonly found within polo ponies and race horses. Injuries were...

  10. Show horse welfare: evaluating stock-type show horse industry legitimacy

    Contributor(s):: Voigt, M., Russell, M., Hiney, K., Richardson, J., Borron, A., Brady, C.

    The purpose of this paper is to use the Social Cognitive Theory and its moral disengagement framework to emphasize the need for stock-type horse associations to minimize potential and actual threats to their legitimacy in an effort to maintain and strengthen self-regulating governance,...

  11. EIPH in Race Horses

    Contributor(s):: Helma Weeks

  12. "Riding up forested mountain sides, in wide open spaces, and with walls": developing an ecology of horse-human relationships

    Contributor(s):: Davis, D., Maurstad, A., Cowles, S.

  13. Melville’s Billy Budd

    Contributor(s):: Monteiro, George

  14. Off to the Races

    Contributor(s):: Eisenberg, John

  15. Ethische Aspekte der physischen und der psychischen Belastung des Pferdes durch dessen reiterliche Nutzung

    Contributor(s):: Meyer, H.

  16. A nonnatural head-neck position ( Rollkur ) during training results in less acute stress in elite, trained, dressage horses

    Contributor(s):: Breda, E. van

    This study measured parameters of stress in recreational, trained horses (REC; n=7) and elite (International Grand Prix level) trained, dressage horses (DRES; n=5). The training of the DRES horses uses an unnatural head-neck position (Rollkur), whereas in the REC horses such training techniques...

  17. Don't fence me in: managing psychological well being for elite performance horses

    Contributor(s):: Henderson, A. J. Z.

    This article posits that stereotypical behavior patterns and the overall psychological well being of today's performance horse could be substantially enhanced with care that acknowledges the relationship between domesticated horses and their forerunners. Feral horses typically roam in stable,...

  18. Effect of classic massage therapy on the heart rate of horses working in hippotherapy. Case study

    Contributor(s):: Lojek, J., Lojek, A., Soborska, J.

    The objective of this study was determine the effect of classical massage therapy on heart rate in horses working in hippotherapy. We hypothesised that massage can be used to improve the horse's welfare, because it mentally relaxes the horse. The relationship between variables were examined to...

  19. Management practices associated with owner-reported stable-related and handling behaviour problems in UK leisure horses

    Contributor(s):: Hockenhull, J., Creighton, E.

    Stable-related and handling behaviour problems are highly prevalent in UK leisure horses. Associations between routine management practices and behaviour problems have been identified in racehorses and performance horses but it is unknown whether these practices are also associated with behaviour...

  20. Tools of the trade or part of the family? Horses in competitive equestrian sport

    Contributor(s):: Dashper, K.

    The horse-human relationship is based on mutual respect and understanding, and the development of trusting partnerships may be particularly important in elite equestrian sport, where horses and humans rely on each other to tackle sporting challenges. The increasing commercialization of equestrian...