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Shiga farmer strives to preserve indigenous Japanese horses

National Jun 12, 2018

Shiga farmer strives to preserve indigenous Japanese horses

A farm that raises only indigenous Japanese horses has opened near a shrine known as a "sacred site of horses" in Shiga Prefecture, and its owner is intent on breeding more of them to preserve the species. Japanese horses were once raised across the country ...

World / Science & Health Dec 16, 2014

Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication

Speed, smarts, and the heart of a champion: using genomic analysis, scientists have identified DNA changes that helped turn ancient horses such as those in prehistoric cave art into today's Secretariats and Black Beautys, researchers reported Monday. Understanding the genetic changes involved in equine domestication, ...