Equine News Feed

Scientists have discovered the inner workings of a known 'speed gene', which directly affects skeletal muscle growth and, in turn, race distance aptitude in thoroughbred racehorses. Their findings have important implications for a multi-billion dollar industry.
A vaccine against deadly foal pneumonia might finally be within reach, thanks to new research. The breakthrough could potentially save the lives of thousands of foals every year.
Help is on the way for plump ponies at risk of the painful, often deadly, condition of founder or laminitis which is the second biggest killer of domestic horses.