Horses

The Pharmacokinetics of Equine Medications

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This RIRDC report provides information about the pharmacokinetics of 12 equine medications. For each medication, the report illustrates that time taken for the drug to reach its maximum conce...

Investigation into the Cause of Australian Stringhalt

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Charles El-Hage

Australian Stringhalt (AS) is a debilitating condition of pasture based horses characterised by involuntary hyper (over) flexion of the hindlimbs when attempting to move. Although the conditi...

Insulin-Induced Laminitis - An investigation of the disease mechanism in horses

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Melody de Laat, Martin Sillence, Catherine McGowan, Christopher Pollitt

This project has demonstrated that insulin-sensitive horses, in addition to ponies, develop laminitis experimentally if high concentrations of insulin circulate in their bloodstream for 48 ho...

Equine News November 2011

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The RIRDC equine research news is the official newsletter of the Rural Industries R&D Corporation Horse R&D Program.

Improving the Foot Health of the Domestic Horse: The relevance of the feral horse foot model

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Brian Hampson, Christopher C. Pollitt

This report describes the morphology and health profile of the feral horse foot in detail not previously available. It identifies some important aspects of the form and function of the equine...

Our Jockeys: Information pack for practitioners treating jockeys

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Dr Caron Bridget Jander, Dr David Greene, Dr Giles David Warrington

This project forms part of a wider multidisciplinary collaborative study between Australia and Ireland, which investigated the multi-factorial demands placed on jockeys. This project evaluate...

Transfer of Weeds to Queensland Native Forests by Horse Faeces

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Christopher C. Pollitt, Longbin Huang

In Queensland 32% of Regional Ecosystems are currently threatened and weeds accidentally introduced since European settlement contribute significantly to the degradation of native plant commu...

Electrical Stimulation to Improve Horse Leg Stability

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Rochelle L. Nicholls

Lameness and orthopaedic injuries are a significant source of wastage within the horse industry, accounting for up to 68 % of lost training time. Injuries to the carpal joint in the forelimb,...

Using Alfaxalone as an Anaesthetic in Horses: Potential for improved safety for horses and handlers

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Ian Shiels, Martin Pearson, Kirby Pasloske, Wendy Goodwin, Helen Keates

Anaesthesia in horses is inherently risky because of their anatomical and physiological makeup. In addition, horses by nature tend to panic if frightened, leading to injuries. Deaths and inju...

Soft Palate Disease in Horses: Tracheal stethoscopy as a diagnostic and evaluation tool

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R.A. Curtis, S. Jones

Dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) is a commonly occurring obstructive upper respiratory disease of horses. It causes a temporary respiratory airflow restriction during intense exe...

Stimulating Muscle Activity to Reduce 'Roaring' in Horses

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Eleanor J. Mackie, Catherine Steel, Charles N. Pagel

There is an urgent need for a safe and effective treatment for recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN) or ‘roaring’ in performance horses. Laryngeal reinnervation is promising in tha...

Research in Progress - Horse 2010-11

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RIRDC

The Horse Program Completed Projects 2010–2011 and Research in Progress at June 2011 contains short summaries of continuing projects as well as those that were completed during 2010&nda...

Horse RD&E Plan 2011 – 2016

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RIRDC

The RIRDC Horse Research, Development and Extension Program is one of RIRDC’s longest running programs. The Program has provided more than $11 million into over 200 projects since it be...

Equine News July 2011

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The RIRDC equine research news is the official newsletter of the Rural Industries R&D Corporation Horse R&D Program.

Heart Disease in Australian Horses: The role of troponin levels in identifying heart muscle disease

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L.C . Fennell, G.A. Anderson, K.W. Hinchcliff, C.J. Savage

Heart disease is an important cause of poor performance and death in horses. This RIRDC research develops a quick and simple method for identification of heart muscle disease in horses. Impro...

Diarrhoeal Disease in Horses in Australia: The possible role of Clostridium difficile

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Sara Thean, Briony Elliott, Thomas V Riley

Clostridium difficile is a known disease-causing agent in humans. In the last 20 years, C. difficile has become accepted as an enteric pathogen in horses, particularly in Eu...

Health and Safety in Australian Horse Racing

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C. Foote, A. McIntosh, P. V'Landys, K. Bulloch

This RIRDC report describes risk factors associated with injuries to jockeys involved in Thoroughbred racing and evaluates currently available safety equipment and standards. 
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Skeletal Development in Foals: Pathophysiological Mechanisms in Equine Osteochondrosis

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Eleanor J Mackie, Charles N Pagel, Michiko Mirams

Osteochondrosis is a significant developmental disorder which affects the joints of young growing animals, including horses. The causes of the disorder are poorly understood. Although it is l...

Equine News March 2011

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The RIRDC equine research news is the official newsletter of the Rural Industries R&D Corporation Horse R&D Program.

Evaluation of Options for a Horse R&D Levy

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Greg Martin

This RIRDC report focuses on the issues and possible options for the Australian horse industry to collectively fund Research, Development & Extension (R,D&E). Currently segments of th...