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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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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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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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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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(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 as …

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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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Furusiyah – Die Reitkunst der Mamelucken

Ein Manuskript zur Reitkunst der Mamelucken aus dem 14. Jahrhundert ist in der Qatar Digital Library verfügbar. Achtzehn Zeichnungen illustrieren die Waffen, die von den Reitern benutzt wurden, wie beispielswesie der Bogen, das Schwert und die Lanze. Die Handschrift beschäftigt sich auch mit der Zusammenführung von Truppen und die Bildung von Kampflinien, sowie mit der …

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