HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Yearling horse auction to benefit equine research

Middleburg, Va., Oct. 1, 2004 -- Sale of Virginia Tech's yearling horses at the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Sunday, Oct. 10, will give horse enthusiasts the opportunity to acquire some of the finest horses in the state and support continued research to improve the horse industry. The sale of yearlings begins with inspections at 10 a.m. and the auction begins at 2 p.m.

"Our 2004 auction will feature yearlings registered with the Jockey Club and the Virginia Thoroughbred Breeders Association," said James Bowen, interim director of the Middleburg center. The yearlings have been bred and cared for as part of the research program at the Center.

Yearlings sold at previous sales have matured to show, hunt, race, and jump. This year's sale includes a granddaughter of Secretariat whose half siblings have won close to $450,000. Many of the yearlings in the sale were sired by Ball's Bluff, a stallion at the center who was named Virginia's leading sprint sire based on earnings for 2004 with total earnings reaching more than $620,000. For example, recently Bluffie Slew, which was sold at a previous auction, a filly by Ball's Bluff out of Our Lady Slew, was first in the Brookmeade Stakes race at Colonial Downs.

"The Center has approximately 45 Thoroughbred broodmares who produce between 25 and 30 foals annually. The growing foals provide researchers an opportunity to study how nutrition affects metabolism and skeletal development," said W. Burton Staniar, assistant professor of equine nutrition.

The Middleburg center's pasture-based equine nutrition research relates the care and welfare of the horse from conception through its older years to its interaction as a grazing animal with the land.

The research objectives are to develop pastures and pasture supplements that improve the reproductive efficiency of mares, optimize growth in the young horses, enhance athletic performance, and protect and improve the land and
'"/>

Contact: Mary Ann Johnson
jnayram@vt.edu
540-231-6975
Virginia Tech
1-Oct-2004


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. A private bandwidth for communication in bats: Evidence from insular horseshoe bats
2. Fat horses face health problems
3. Vets seeing more horses with nutritional issues this year
4. Trojan horse strategy defeats drug-resistant bacteria
5. Composting may be alternative in wake of horse slaughter bill
6. Witonsky honored with Pfizer award for work with EPM disease in horses
7. Heavy horseriders theyre a pain in the back!
8. Basque Country horses
9. Virginia Tech researcher examining malignant melanoma in horses
10. Study shows how respiratory disorder slows some racehorses
11. Ancient DNA helps clarify the origins of two extinct New World horse species

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/28/2017)...  EyeLock LLC, ein marktführendes Unternehmen im Bereich ... Lösung zur Iris-Erkennung auf der neuesten Mobilplattform ... dem Mobile World Congress 2017 (27. Februar ... 3, Stand 3E10, vorstellen. Der ... – eine Kombination aus Hardware, Software und ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... , Feb. 25, 2017  Securus Technologies, a ... solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, ... and Reentry. "Too often, too many ... and county jails are trying to tackle this ... and friends and family members. While significant steps are ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... , Feb. 22, 2017 With the ... ABI Research identifies four technologies that innovative and ... secure significant share in the changing competitive landscape: ... passive authentication.   "Companies can no ... to security," says Dimitrios Pavlakis , Industry ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... A research team ... vascular grafts in JoVE’s Video Journal, the world’s first peer-reviewed scientific video journal. ... of treating coronary artery disease (CAD). Lam is an assistant professor at the ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... MOSCOW and ROCKVILLE, Md. ... portfolio company of Maxwell Biotech Venture Fund (MBVF), today ... of SQ109 added to the standard drug therapy regimen ... a new small molecule drug discovered by scientists at ... US National Institutes of Health. A ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 Agenus Inc. ... immune checkpoint antibodies and cancer vaccines, today announced participation ... 7 th  Annual William Blair and Maidstone Life Sciences ... Alexandria Center in New York, NY ... March 29 at 9:40 am: Robert B. ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 2017  SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc., a manufacturer ... diagnostics manufacturers and clinical laboratories, is announcing ... Inherited Cancer reference material for ... sequencing (NGS). The Seraseq™ Inherited Cancer DNA Mix ... industry experts to validate the ability of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: