Science

Oct 26 2018

A Look behind the Pedigree

During the “Open Day” at Katharinenhof Stud, Samatha Brooks of the University of Florida gave a very interesting presentation on modern genetics. To understand the novel options breeders may have in the future, one has to look at the basics of genetics first: The genome of a horse – or any other organism – contains …

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Apr 06 2018

(Deutsch) Grundprinzipien des Trainings

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

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Apr 05 2018

(Deutsch) Wildnis im Kleinformat – Der Paddock Trail

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Jan 05 2018

The Energy Supply during the Ride

Training the Endurance Horse (II) In this part about training the endurance horse, we have a look at the use of the two energy-production systems and how they are provided with fuel and oxygen.

In the previous issue we have seen that two different chemical processes contribute to the energy supply of the body: 1) …

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Oct 07 2017

LFS – Lavender Foal Syndrome

Lavender Foal Syndrome (LFS), also sometimes referred to as Coat Colour Dilution Lethal (CCDL), is an inherited disease specific to Arabian horses. It is caused by a genetic mutation, which is estimated to be present in about 10% of Egyptian Arabians, but has also been reported in other lines of Arabians.

LFS-affected foals are unable …

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Apr 07 2017

Nutritional Needs of the Endurance Horse

Due to domestication, stabling and riding, we have to feed our horse with an adapted ration of food, to compensate for his decreased grazing time and increased burning of energy.

When the horse moves forward for several hours, the repeated muscle contractions require energy provided by the burning of fat. It needs obviously more than …

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Jan 10 2017

The Eye of the Owner Feeds the Horse

Feeding the horse athlete is one of the headaches of many endurance rider. Some horses eat too much, others are fuzzy eaters… but all need some individual adaptation of the “standard food plan” to their individual metabolism and requirements by the demanded effort. That’s where “the eye of the owner feeds the horse”.

Let’s have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://in-the-focus.com/en/2017/01/7553/

Aug 02 2016

The Origin of the Arabian Breed

There are several approaches to unearth the origin of the Arabian breed. One of them is through DNA analysis, another is by archaeological findings. Both seem to come to the same result: The Arabian breed originated in what we know today as Syria. Genetic Approach

For his dissertation, Dr Khanshour of Texas A&M University analyzed …

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Oct 20 2015

(R)evolution of Reproduction

Thanks to modern reproduction technology, we have today a wide range of possibilities of how to bring oocytes (eggcells) and sperms together. But is everything that is technically possible also sensible, desireable and ethically justifiable?

The fertility of his breeding stock is an important factor for any breeder not only with regards to breeding …

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Oct 12 2015

Knowledge ensures Safety

The Arabian horse does no more or less than other breeds suffer from genetic defects, but each breed has some specific hereditary diseases, which breeders should know in order to make a responsible breeding plan. In the following article Alban Krösbacher explains the major hereditary diseases in Arabian horses, and those which are predominantely found …

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