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horse

(hôrs)
n.
a. A large hoofed mammal (Equus caballus) having a short coat, a long mane, and a long tail, domesticated since ancient times and used for riding and for drawing or carrying loads.
b. An adult male horse; a stallion.
c. Any of various equine mammals, such as the wild Asian species Przewalski's horse or certain extinct forms related ancestrally to the modern horse.
v.intr.
To be in heat. Used of a mare.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a horse: a horse blanket.
2. Mounted on horses: horse guards.
3. Drawn or operated by a horse.
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Drug slang A regional term for heroin
Infectious disease A hoofed ungulate mammal—Equus ferus caballus—that may be associated with certain infections through occupational or recreational exposure—e.g., Actinobacillus spp, anthrax, brucellosis, cryptosporidiosis, equine morbillivirus, glanders, leptospirosis, rabies, salmonellosis, yersiniosis
Psychology See Equestrian therapy, Hippotherapy
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Comparing transportation costs between domestic horse slaughter and the current model of North American horse slaughter shows another beneficial impact of a potential renewal of equine slaughter in the United States.
Not content to simply defund the USDA, the House passed a mostly symbolic measure in 2009 banning domestic horse slaughter outright.
Others insist the wild horses are a subspecies, a feral offshoot of domestic horses (Equus ferus caballus) like the American mustang, Chincoteague pony or Australian brumby.
Genome sequence, comparative analysis and population genetics of the domestic horse. Science.
In order to solve the perplexing history of the domestic horse, scientists from the University of Cambridge used a genetic database of more than 300 horses sampled from across the Eurasian Steppe to run a number of different modelling scenarios.
Genetic data suggest that a few stallions and many mares have contributed their DNA to the modern domestic horse lineage.
Despite most of the studies on Y chromosome in domestic horse revealed no genetic variation (Lindgren et al., 2004; Wallner et al., 2004; Lau et al., 2009; Brandariz-Fontes et al., 2013), a recent study on equine Y chromosome short tandem repeats (Y-STR) detected two Y chromosome haplotypes in Chinese domestic horses (Ling et al., 2010), though, no Y-STR polymorphism was found in horses from Portugal, Spain and France (Brandariz-Fontes et al., 2013), indicating horse Y chromosome is not homogeneous and Chinese horse might display more abundant Y chromosome diversity.
"The phenomenon shown in this study may explain the high incidence of domestic horse foetal loss," the authors said.
Zhang reported that the two metacentric chromosomes of the domestic horse were formed through Robertsonian translocations between the 4 acrocentric chromosomes of Przewalskii, leading to the domesticated horse having two less chromosomes than Przewalskii (Zhang, 2000).
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): The genome of a domestic horse has been successfully sequenced by an international team of researchers.
Good Ba Ba followed Sprint sensation Scared Kingdom to become the second domestic horse to have used the November trials meeting at Sha Tin as a springboard to further success.
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