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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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May 19, 2020

RSN927am: Mike Shelly On Equine Genetic Testing

Listen below to Plusvital’s CEO Mike Shelly give his views to Australia’s RSN927am on just how useful genetic testing can be for racehorse trainers and why he sees the practice becoming commonplace across the industry in future. Learn more about Plusvital’s cutting-edge genetic tests for Thoroughbreds here.

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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 27, 2020

Plusvital Support Pat Smullen Legends Race For Cancer At Belharbour

Plusvital To Support The Pat Smullen Legends Race For Cancer At Belharbour Point-To-Point With a legendary line-up of racing stars set to show their support for Pat Smullen and Cancer Trials Ireland at Belharbour Point-To-Point this weekend, Irish equine science company Plusvital has also kindly committed to support the novel charity race which takes place…

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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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December 10, 2019

Barbury Racecourse Announces Initiatives To Generate Runners

Barbury Racecourse Announces Initiatives To Generate Runners Barbury Racecourse’s three fixtures this season have co-ordinated efforts to capture their share of the runners competing in Point-to-Point races by devising four initiatives for the forthcoming season, launching with the unique Barbury International fixture next month, on Sunday December 15th. Leading Irish equine supplements firm Plusvital is…

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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 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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July 12, 2019

ESPN In The Gate Podcast: The Motivator Gene

ESPN In The Gate Podcast: The Motivator Gene “Pedigree is like seeing the world in black and white, we can now put colour and dimension on that pedigree by using genetics” Listen below to Plusvital’s Prof. Emmeline Hill speak about the ‘Motivator Gene’ and everything related to genetic testing in Thoroughbreds on her return to…

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