Science & Equine

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Anouk van Breukelen

BSc Animal Husbandry

Currently MSc student Animal Science, specialisation Breeding & Genetics (graduating July 2019)

Because of my love for animals I started the bachelor Animal Husbandry in 2013. During this study I gathered a lot of practical information about keeping different sorts of animals i.e. cattle, dogs as well as horses. I’ve always been interested in reading and learning more about the information behind our decisions in keeping animals. Which is why I decided I wanted to broaden my knowledge, by following a master’s programme at Wageningen University in Animal Science.

One of my other interests is the diversity of all sorts of animals we have on this planet, this has always caught my attention and is why I decided to specialize in animal genetics. During this study I am learning about the diversity between but also within species, like horses. I am learning about how to set. up or optimize breeding programmes and how to keep populations healthy through breeding.

By writing for Science & Equine I can combine my knowledge in genetics with my passion for horses. Horses have always been a big part of my life and I am always looking for more information to apply to my own horse to keep her healthy and happy.

Benefits of zebra stripes 24 Jul 2019 Equine athlete management & care
Effect of rider weight on tölt quality in Icelandic horses 20 Jul 2019 Influence of the rider
The preference in horses for wearing blankets 09 Jul 2019 Equine athlete management & care
Horse whinnies: a source of social information 30 May 2019 Social behavior
Genomic transformation of horses in the last five millennia 12 May 2019 Breeding
Horses discriminate between emotion in human vocalization 28 Apr 2019 Social behavior
Responses to different bridles during training 13 Apr 2019 Response to training
Variation in personality between horse breeds 04 Apr 2019 Social behavior
Vitiligo and melanoma in Pura Raza Español horses 15 Mar 2019 Articles
Selection signatures in selected Polish horse breeds 20 Feb 2019 Breeding
Effects of individual stabling in stallions 31 Jan 2019 Social behavior
Poker Face: Horses during stressful handling 16 Jan 2019 Response to training
Reducing pawing in horses using positive reinforcement 02 Jan 2019 Response to training
The genetics behind dwarfism in Miniature horses 19 Dec 2018 Breeding
The emotions behind snorting 03 Dec 2018 Social behavior
The influence of human-horse bond on stress and behaviour 15 Nov 2018 Articles
Stress affects instrumental learning in domestic horses 31 Oct 2018 Response to training
Genetic parameters for CPL in Belgian Draught Horses 19 Oct 2018 Breeding
Amount of Arabian genetic contribution in the Lipizzan horse 03 Oct 2018 Articles
A treatment of naturally occurring tendinitis and desmitis 19 Sep 2018 Surgery and lameness
The first horse herders 05 Sep 2018 Breeding
Genetic diversity in the Polish Konik horse 22 Aug 2018 Breeding
Tiger-eye iris pigmentation in Puerto Rican Paso Fino horses 07 Aug 2018 Breeding
Genetic parameters for performance of German riding horses 10 Jul 2018 Breeding
Genetics of cryptorchidism and testis size in Friesian colts 28 Jun 2018 Breeding
Communication between domesticated horses and humans 16 Jun 2018 Social behavior
Genetic diversity in American horse populations 30 May 2018 Breeding
Hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia in Quarter Horses 18 May 2018 Dermatology
Cresty neck in Pura Raza Español horses 03 May 2018 Breeding
Insect bite hypersensitivity in Belgian Warmblood horses 18 Apr 2018 Dermatology
Eye problems in silver coloured Icelandic horses 05 Apr 2018 Breeding
Diversity of hindgut microflora and link to laminitis 21 Mar 2018 Visceral system