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November 21, 2022

TIHA: Professor Hill in conversation with William Micklem

‘Maintaining the diverse original bloodlines is critical to the long-term survival of the Irish Sport Horse….. Traditional bloodlines harbor genetics that breeders have shaped for many centuries and they are there for a reason.’ Launched at last night’s Traditional Irish Horse Association (TIHA) AGM, Professor Emmeline Hill sat down with William Micklem to discuss the…

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May 26, 2021

Plusvital announce new partnership with Leopardstown Racecourse

Leopardstown Racecourse have today announced that leading global equine science company Plusvital will sponsor the Plusvital Leopardstown Trainers Championship which will be run over eight Thursday fixtures from June 3 to August 12, 2021. Each trainer will receive points for their successes at each of the meetings with the overall winner being presented with €3000…

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November 6, 2020

Plusvital Breeding Robust: Suitable For All Breeding Stock

Plusvital Breeding Robust: Suitable For All Breeding Stock Muscle Development Once the weaning period has passed, it is important to support steady and balanced tissue and muscle growth while trying to prevent any musculoskeletal diseases caused by nutritional imbalances. Plusvital Breeding Robust has several targeted and beneficial ingredients which make it a very suitable supplement…

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July 31, 2020

Plusvital Successes Lead To New Partnership With D&H Direct In The UK

Plusvital Successes Lead To New Partnership With D&H Direct In The UK Irish equine science company Plusvital has just announced a new partnership with leading UK supplier D&H Direct to support the UK equine market with Plusvital’s scientifically-based range of supplements. The new agreement comes on the back of a number of notable successes for…

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February 13, 2020

Australian Breeders Capture Genes To Produce Winning Thoroughbreds

Australian Breeders Capture Genes To Produce Winning Thoroughbreds New research by scientists at University College Dublin and Irish equine science company Plusvital has identified the specific chromosomal regions that are favourable to horseracing in Australia and have been captured by breeders over generations to maximise success. A new study entitled ‘Selection in Australian Thoroughbred horses…

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January 20, 2020

Research Shows Inbreeding Is Increasing Rapidly Among Thoroughbred Racehorses

Research Shows Inbreeding Is Increasing Rapidly Among Thoroughbred Racehorses New research by scientists at University College Dublin and equine science company Plusvital has established that there has been a significant rise in inbreeding levels in the global thoroughbred population over the last 45 years.The research, published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports, analysed…

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October 9, 2019

The Benefits Of Genetic Testing for Horses in Training

The Benefits Of Genetic Testing for Horses in Training This article, entitled The Benefits of Genetic Testing for Horses in Training, was originally published in the Paulick Report on 4th October 2019.[vc_single_image image=”11647″ img_size=”1000×667″ alignment=”center”]Without a doubt, the successful training of Thoroughbred racehorses is a complicated process, which includes the formidable task of selecting a…

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September 22, 2019

Kate Deegan Joins Plusvital As Sales Manager for Ireland and the UK

Kate Deegan Joins Plusvital As Sales Manager for Ireland and the UK Irish equine science company Plusvital has recently announced that Kate Deegan will be joining the organisation as its new Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland. Having assisted her husband Paul training on the Curragh, Deegan previously studied at The Royal Agricultural University,…

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August 14, 2019

Nutraceutical Aspects Of Sales Preparation

Nutraceutical Aspects Of Sales Preparation Dr. Michael Griffin Bsc. MVB. PhdWithin the sales ring the body condition, confirmation and overall appearance of a yearling can either add or subtract from its sales catalogue page. Thus, these visual attributes can directly affect the sales price of a yearling. With this in mind, the aim of preparation…

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August 1, 2019

Speed Gene Test Could Offer Clues On Yearling Returns

Speed Gene Test Goes Could Offer Clues On Yearling Returns This article, entitled Speed Gene Test Goes Beyond Track Performance; Could Offer Clues On Yearling Returns, was originally published in the Paulick Report on 31st July 2019.[vc_single_image image=”11154″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”]Pedigree is at the core of the Thoroughbred horse industry. For centuries, breeders and trainers have…

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July 25, 2019

Because Of Horses: Can Science Identify The Next Secretariat?

Because Of Horses: Can Science Identify The Next Secretariat? Listen to Plusvital’s Prof Emmeline Hill discuss how genetic testing is used to determine a horse’s optimal race distance and other important traits with Elise Gaston Chand on the Because of Horses podcast. Everyone knows one horse can run faster than the other, and they ask,…

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July 17, 2019

Ten Years On From The Discovery Of The Speed Gene

Incredulity To Acceptance: Ten Years On From The Discovery Of The Speed Gene Martin Stevens speaks to Professor Emmeline Hill about her breakthrough on the Speed Gene This article, entitled Incredulity To Acceptance: Ten Years On From The Discovery Of The Speed Gene, was originally published in The Racing Post on 16th July 2019.[vc_single_image image=”11164″…

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