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May 2, 2020

Scientists Show Increase Of Key Nutrient For Energy Production In Horse Muscle

Scientists Show Increase Of Key Nutrient For Energy Production In Horse Muscle New research published last week by scientists at University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and Irish equine science company Plusvital has demonstrated that prolonged supplementation with the compound Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) increases CoQ10 content in the skeletal muscle of horses which may result…

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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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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 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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July 3, 2019

‘Motivator Gene’ Behind Why So Many Thoroughbred Horses Never Race

Researchers Identify ‘Motivator Gene’ Which May Explain Why So Many Thoroughbred Horses Never Race Role of one gene, dubbed the ‘Motivator Gene’ identified as key New research by scientists at University College Dublin and equine science company Plusvital has established that genes associated with behaviour, including a gene dubbed the ‘Motivator Gene’, may play as…

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March 6, 2017

Equinome Acquired by Equine Nutrition Company, Plusvital

Equinome Acquired by Equine Nutrition Company, Plusvital Plusvital, the Irish equine nutrition company, has acquired the leading bloodstock genomic testing company, Equinome. The newly expanded Plusvital will substantially invest in the development of novel equine genomic tests, innovative nutraceuticals and other equine performance and health products. The existing world-class research team, led by co-founder, Dr…

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March 6, 2017

Free Seminar Series On Equine Genetics To Take Place In Ireland And The UK

Free Seminar Series On Equine Genetics To Take Place In Ireland And The UK Plusvital, the Irish equine science company that merged with leading equine genetics company Equinome last year, has announced that it will run a series of free seminars on equine genetics. These seminars will take place in the UK and Ireland on…

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