Category: Medical

When the rider is hot, the horse is hotter

A hot, humid day. One rider. One horse. Both are exercising at a moderate level. Who is more likely to overheat? It might surprise you to know that your horse gets hotter much faster than you and is more susceptible to the negative effects of heat stress. Michael Lindinger, PhD, MSc, an animal and exercise…

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    Physiotherapy; building up muscle strength and flexibility

    Building muscle strength and flexibility is an important part of developing a horse’s performance, and the principles of doing this are steeped in science and techniques based on results. In people, strength training has been reported to reduce sports injuries by half. Not only does muscle strength improve a horse’s performance, but strong muscles also protect…

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      Prep your horses for the heat …

      A hot humid day. One rider. One horse. Both are exercising at a moderate level. Who is more likely to overheat?  It might surprise you to know that your horse gets hotter much faster than you and is more susceptible to the negative effects of heat stress. Professor Michael Lindinger, an animal and exercise physiologist…

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        Biomaterials breakthrough as injured horse Beyoncé returns to showjumping

        Researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and SFI’s AMBER Centre have discovered a new material, which repaired damaged knee cartilage on an injured thoroughbred filly called Beyoncé, returning her to competitive showjumping. The breakthrough was published in the Journal of Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine. The next major step will be applying…

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          THE FIRST BREAKTHROUGH HORSE BIT TECHNOLOGY SOME YEARS

          Yijin (Jake) Huang, a 15-Year-Old High School student, is the co-inventor and developer of hardware, software, and tool kits that aim to revolutionize future racehorse thoroughbred training. These developments strive to increase the odds of winning horse races, improve equine health, and prevent injuries. “This is the first significant technological horsebit breakthrough since Roman chariot…

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            Survival at -70°C

              During these cold days we like to cuddle up like real Inuits. Contradiction: we shave our horse and then we give him or her a warm blanket. But how do horses survive at -70°C? “In 800 years time adjusted to a minimum of -70 degrees Celsius”. These are the impressive statistics of the Yakut,…

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