Research

05th November 2020

The Horse Trust Webinar

Join The Horse Trust for the first in our new Clinical Animal Behaviour webinar series!   Are you working towards becoming a registered equine Clinical […]
14th July 2020
Online course for farriers

A New Partnership with Farriers

Equine charities forging new welfare partnership with online course for farriers The Horse Trust and Redwings Horse Sanctuary have united to create an online course […]
20th March 2019
Research with the Animal Health Trust

Research with the Animal Health Trust

The recent outbreaks of equine flu across the country has been a wake-up call for all horse keepers as to the importance of good hygiene […]
02nd February 2019
horse hoof abnormalities

No foot no horse – as they say!

The Horse Trust is working with the University of Liverpool to understand the links between the work the farrier (the person that trims horses’ feet […]
19th November 2018
The Horse Life Project

The Horse Life Project

The Horse Trust is hosting a key event next spring where we will welcome scientists and researchers from the horse world to collaborate with us […]
15th October 2018
Keeping paddocks safer for horses

Keeping paddocks safer for horses

Atypical Myopathy of horses is a severe and life threatening muscle disorder that is caused when horses eat Sycamore tree seeds, leaves or seedlings. Following […]
24th January 2018
Horse Trust funded research

Horse Trust funded research benefits horses and humans

A new research technique developed to investigate the infectious equine disease Strangles has helped scientists discover how bacteria that causes sore throats survive in humans. […]
22nd September 2017
atypical myopathy is a deadly horse disease

Sycamore Helicopter Seeds – Atypical Myopathy

Sycamore trees, a British favourite until the helicopter seeds drop and need clearing, unless you want lots of sycamore trees, but these little seeds present […]
22nd August 2017

Investigating the link between chronic conditions and behaviour

The Horse Trust has for some time been actively involved in areas of research that are enhancing the way we measure horse health and well-being. […]
22nd August 2017
Horse Trust funded research

Developing a National Surveillance System of Strangles

Development and Implementation of a Strangles Surveillance System The Horse Trust has been funding Strangles research for over 20 years and is supporting the development […]
20th February 2017

Good News for Horse Owners: Atypical Myopathy testing available at the Royal Veterinary College

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is now conducting testing for atypical myopathy as part of the RVC’s work towards improved treatments and management of this […]
14th October 2015

Have you recently had to say goodbye to your horse?

The Horse Trust and Royal Veterinary College are conducting a survey to identify the reasons why owners have had to make the difficult decision to […]
22nd March 2013

New research confirms Strangles blood test accuracy

New research conducted by the Animal Health Trust (AHT) and funded by The Horse Trust has confirmed that its Strangles blood test is significantly more […]
18th October 2011

Lameness is most common reason for euthanasia in older horses, according to horse owner survey

A research project funded by The Horse Trust has found that lameness is the most common reason for euthanasing a geriatric horse. This research is […]
05th October 2011

40% of horses injured each year, according to survey funded by The Horse Trust

A research project funded by equine charity The Horse Trust has found that 40% of horses had suffered a traumatic injury within the past year. […]
01st March 2011

Horse Trust-funded test for Fell Pony Foal Syndrome a “massive success”

A genetic test for carriers of Fell Pony Foal Syndrome, developed with funding from The Horse Trust, has been a hit with the Fell and […]
21st February 2011

Research funded by The Horse Trust shows link between bacteria and equine periodontal disease

The potential role of bacteria in the development of periodontal disease in horses has been shown in research funded by The Horse Trust. The research, […]
01st November 2010

Breakthrough in equine sarcoid treatment as researchers succeed in killing sarcoid cells using gene silencing technology

A research project funded by The Horse Trust has succeeded in killing equine sarcoid cells in vitro by silencing a gene in the virus that […]
04th October 2010

Horse Trust-Funded Research Discovers Protein Changes Involved in Equine Respiratory Disease

A research project funded by The Horse Trust has discovered how proteins in horse’s mucus change with the development of equine respiratory disease. The researchers […]
04th October 2010

Horse Performance “Not Significantly Affected by Tendon Injury”

A research project funded by The Horse Trust has discovered that a racehorse’s performance does not markedly change after it has recovered from a tendon […]
15th June 2010

Horse Trust-Funded Research Discovers Reduction in Tendon Renewal Rate in Older Horses

A research project funded by equine charity The Horse Trust has discovered that proteins in a commonly-injured tendon are renewed less frequently in older horses, […]
20th May 2010

Horse Trust-Funded Research Confirms Link Between Ammonia and Respiratory Problems in Horses

A research project funded The Horse Trust has confirmed that stabling horses results in increased exposure to environmental ammonia and that this is associated with […]
16th March 2010

Researcher Discovers Link Between Protein in Equine Fat Tissue and Mortality From Colic

A research project funded by The Horse Trust has discovered that the expression of a particular protein in fat tissue is positively associated with an […]
08th March 2010

Horse Trust-Funded Research Leads to New, Non-Invasive Ways of Assessing Respiratory Health in Horses

A research project funded by equine charity The Horse Trust has developed and validated two simple techniques that can be used to monitor respiratory problems […]