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Tags: Equine Science & Health, History
Categories : Equine Science & Health, History
World’s Oldest Genome Sequenced From 700,000-Year-Old Horse DNA
Samples from a horse leg bone more than 700,000 years old have yielded the oldest full genome known to date.
The ancient horse genome also allowed the team to determine the evolutionary relationship between modern domestic horses and the endangered Przewalski’s horse, a native to the Mongolian steppes that represents the last living breed of wild horse.
The team found that Przewalski’s horses were an offshoot of the lineage that gave rise to domestic horses. The two groups diverged around 50,000 years ago.
More at NatGeo: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130626-ancient-dna-oldest-sequenced-horse-paleontology-science
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Categories : Equine Science & Health, Horse Breeding, Horses in the News
Prometea, a cloned Haflinger mare, gave birth to Pegaso on March 17; full story here. Interesting that her creator, Professor Cesare Galli, has faced criminal and religious sanctions for his reproductive research. Anyone know what legal grounds Italian authorities would have for seizing a cloned bull?
Five memorable mares
They did it again
Cloned mule trains for first race at San Joaquin fair
Company produces clones from cutting horses
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Categories : Blogging, Contests, Equestrian Sports, Equine Science & Health
Procession, originally uploaded by MaiKoh.
Kimberly at I Gallop On shares a horsewoman’s secret…
Barn Goddess has some great photos (bonus: palomino!)…
Rising Rainbow at MiKael’s Mania reveals five things we didn’t know about her…
Jerri at Learning Horses offers five reasons to watch someone else ride your horse…
Jane Savoie has twelve things you must know about putting your horse on the bit…
petArtistWithPeaches muses on the joys of peastone gravel…
Deanna at Improving Communication Between Horse and Rider schools us on relative space…
Fran Jurga reports on what (or who) might be behind the latest outbreak of equine influenza in Australia…
Fugly Horse of the Day has some sobering auction results (take the polls while you’re there, too!)…
Two contests at Karen’s EasyCare blog: Name the new EasyCare boot and a video competition…
Transylvanian Horseman has some tips for spotting princesses in your midst…
There are plenty more great blogs in my sidebar; check ’em out! If you’ve got a site you’d like to see on Bridlepath, I’m all ears…
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Categories : Blogging, Equine Science & Health, Horse Breeding
with Fugly Horse of the Day:
This blog exists to object publicly to the breeding of fugly, often mixed breed horses which tend to have short, miserable lives and wind up in slaughterhouses. If you are not going to breed quality, don’t breed at all. It is not “cute” to have a cowhocked, knock kneed, fugly draft/QH/warmblood cross foal that you don’t do shit with and then dump for $150 at a killer auction as an unhandled two year old that runs people over. I see it ALL the time and I am SICK of it. If you do this, YOU SUCK. And that’s why I’m online bitching about you. Stop breeding the fugly, folks. There is no market for it. And if you don’t know what fugly is, read this blog and learn. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and I am usually way behind on e-mail, so don’t be offended if you do not get a response right away.
Another advocate of RESPONSIBLE breeding, hooray! Sometimes cruel but always on target. Go bookmark it NOW. (Found via Carinya Park)
Breeding out the usefulness?
Buy one, get one free?!
Breeding back to the future–while you still can
Bridlepath’s Hall of Shame: Gene Parker
Starving horses were part of an unusual breeding program