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APRIL 2014

  • Distinguished Professor recognised with international orthopaedic award

Massey Adjunct Professor Dr Wayne McIlwraith has been awarded the Marshall R Urist, Medical Doctor Award by the United States Orthopaedic Research Society. To read more about the award click here

MARCH 2014

  • Jockey falls and injuries in Thoroughbred racing

A recent study by Dr Charlotte Bolwell and co-authors, published in Comparative Exercise Physiology, looked at the incidence of jockey falls and injuries occuring in Thoroughbred racing in New Zealand - read more here

  • New publications added

The latest publications from the group have been added to the 'Publications' page

FEBRUARY 2014

  • New information on the respiratory viruses found in horses in New Zealand

A recent publication from the Equine Research Centre updates our knowledge on the equine respiratory viruses currently circulating among selected populations of horses in New Zealand. Such information is critical to our ability to control, or minimise, the adverse effects of equine respiratory disease in horses in New Zealand - read the abstract here.

DECEMBER 2013

  • New publications added

The latest publications from the group have been added to the 'Publications' page

NOVEMBER 2013

  • Large Animal Rescue

The International Large Animal Rescue Conference was recently held at the University of Adelaide. Professor Chris Riley gave a presentation on "Triage and management of large animals involved in disasters". Read more and view the conference presentations

  • 13th Congress of the World Equine Veterinary Association

Dr Sarah Rosanowski recently attended the World Equine Veterinary Association conference held in Budapest, Hungary. Sarah gave a presentation on the prevalence and risk factors for respiratory illness on New Zealand stud farms. The proceedings will be available soon through http://www.ivis.org/proceedings/weva/toc.asp

OCTOBER 2013

  • New projects

New projects at the Equine Research Centre include an investigation of the parasite control practices and drench resistance on stud farms in New Zealand, the incidence of driver falls and injuries during harness racing, and the reproductive efficiency of the breeding industry. More details coming soon.

SEPTEMBER 2013

  • Fitness of Harness racing drivers investigated

Recent work published by the group looked at the effect of harness racing on the heart rate of professional harness racing drivers - read the abstract here

  • How often are horses moving around New Zealand?

A recent study by Dr Sarah Rosanowski and co-authors, published in the New Zealand Veterinary Journal, looked at the effect of property size, location and the reasons for keeping horses on the movement of horses from non-commercial properties - read more here

AUGUST 2013

  • New projects added

New projects in the group include investigations of flexural and angular limb deformities in Thoroughbred foals and catastrophic musculoskeletal injuries in racehorses - read more here

JULY 2013

  • Bayer Lecture Series 2013 - Dr Erica Gee presents "What's new in feeding horses in New Zealand?"

       For more information and registration click here  Bayer 2013 brochure

MAY 2013

  • In partnership with Massey Equine, Equine Behaviourist Dr Andrew McLean will be holding a clinic this month in Palmerston North

More information about the clinic can be found at http://www.aebc.com.au/nz

APRIL 2013

  • New publications added

The latest publications from the group have been added to the 'Publications' page

MARCH 2013

  • What are the preferred sources of research information for members of the racing and breeding industries?

Horsetalk has published a story on the article in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science on research extension - read the story

November 2012

  • Royal visitor to the Equine Research Centre

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and met Team Massey riders at the Equestrian Centre - see the video

October 2012

  • Is exercise during yearling preparation related to future training success in Thoroughbred racehorses?

Horsetalk has published a story on the article in this month's American Journal of Veterinary Research - read the story

September 2012

  • New publications added

The latest publications from the group on early exercise in the horse and biosecurity practices on non-commercial horse properties have been added to the 'Publications ' page

August 2012

  • Investigating interruptions to training programmes

The Modern Equine Vet, a digital magazine, has published a story on the recent article published by Dr Charlotte Bolwell and co-authors - read the story on page 11

  • Computer generated horses

Staff from Massey Equine Research have assisted Weta Digital in the creation of digital horses for film projects - read the story

  • Study on the biosecurity practices of non-commercial horse owners published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Horsetalk has published a story on the recent article published by Dr Sarah Rosanowski and co-authors - read the story 

  • Limb and hoof conformation of Mongolian horses investigated

An article published by Dr Stuart Gordon and co-authors in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science is now available online - read the abstract

July 2012

  • Study on the demographic characteristics of the non-commercial horse population published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Horsetalk has published a story on the recent article published by Dr Sarah Rosanowski and co-authors -read the story

  • Bayer Lecture Series 2012: Understanding horse behaviour

  • How horses learn and the science behind behaviour problems, presented by Dr Sue McDonnell

June 2012

  • Australian Equine Science Symposium 2012

Dr Erica Gee and Dr Chris Rogers presented a range of scientific presentations at this conference, held in the Gold Cost, Australia, earlier this month. Abstracts presented by Massey Equine Research can be viewed in the proceedings

May 2012

  • Training 2-year-olds good or bad? Editor reviews Massey Equine Research study

Celia Marr, Editor of the Equine Veterinary Journal raises some interesting points in a recent review on Jasmine Tanner's study looking at 2-year-old racing and future career success -read the review

  • Massey Equine Research Survey goes live

Massey Equine Research have just released a survey asking members of the racing and breeding industries in New Zealand what topics of horse research information they would like to know about and the best ways of delivering the information to them. If you would like to take part in the survey but have not yet received a link to the survey, or you would like more information on the Research Extension project, please contact Charlotte Bolwell

March 2012

  • How are yearlings prepared for sales in New Zealand?

The results of a study looking at how yearlings are exercised in preparation for the National Yearling Sales at Karaka, has been published in the Equine Veterinary Journal. A summary of the findings are published by Horsetalk or more information can be found under archive projects effect of early exercise on future racing performance.

  • Equine Summer Scholarship students investigate the use of bits in New Zealand

A survey has been carried out to ask riders in the general horse population of New Zealand about the bits they use for their horses -read more on this story

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