Research

Horses May Assist Dementia Patients: Study

Horses May Help Dementia Patients: Study

Every 67 seconds a person in the United States develops dementia. A pilot study suggests horses may improve dementia patients' quality of life by looking at multiple indicators.
The new technology captures three-dimensional, high-resolution computed tomography (CT) images in the standing and moving horse without the need for anesthesia.

Barrel Racer’s Mystery Injury Solved

The barrel racer’s bone scan showed a hot spot right where the spine attaches to the base of the skull, indicating an injury. But the radiographs were inconclusive.
Unlocking Genetic Secrets of Dun Colored Horses

Unlocking Genetic Secrets of Dun Colored Horses

Horses come in a variety of coat colors, but most lack the camouflage of their ancestors. A study reveals the genetic roots of the dun pattern and explains why the pattern isn't seen in most domesticated horses.
Horses Read Human Facial Expressions: Researchers

Horses Read Human Facial Expressions: Researchers

If you thought your horse could sense your mood, you were right. Researchers at the University of Sussex say horses are "socially sophisticated" and can read human emotions based on their facial expressions.
Researchers Land $2.1 Million to Study Equine Probiotic Wormer

Researchers Land $2.1 Million to Study Equine Probiotic Wormer

Martin Nielsen, an equine parasitologist, veterinarian and assistant professor at the UK Gluck Equine Research Center, launched the crowdfunding project, “Let the germs get the worms: Testing a novel probiotic compound for treatment of equine parasites.”