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Australasian Focus

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When Second Place is a Benefit for Racehorses

A research project conducted at RMIT Platform Technologies Research Institute in Australia has suggested that slipstreaming, or running behind another horse, can reduce the aerodynamic drag produced as a racehorse pushes through the air.


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Equine Obesity: Researchers Investigate Molecular Biology

Obesity isn’t just a problem in humans, cats, and dogs. It is also a widespread issue affecting horses and ponies in industrialized nations, and is sometimes considered a welfare issue.

KER Research

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What Are the Effects of Feeding a High-Fat Diet to Horses?

A study was designed to evaluate whether adding fat to a grain meal would affect glucose and insulin responses when the level of grain intake remained the same.


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Equine Body Language

Horses don’t have a language of words that we can understand, but that doesn’t mean they don’t communicate with each other and with their human caretakers. One way to understand what a horse is saying is to pay attention to his body language.

General Interest

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New Ruling Limits Use of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave treatment is effective for helping to heal soft tissue injuries in horses, so why is its use being limited before horses compete?