Today I learned about "The Great Epizootic of 1872", a massive outbreak of equine influenza. Boston suffered a major downtown fire in part because firemen had to pull the equipment by hand instead of using horses, as they were all incapacitated by the epidemic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
An outbreak of Equine Influenza in 1872 killed over 69,000 horses & over 10,000 mules. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equ…
The world record for equine high jump has been held by Chilean horse Huaso and his rider for 70 years. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Today I learned of "zebroids" - the cross between a zebra and another equine. Some examples include the zorse, the zonkey, and the zony (zebra + pony) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeb…
Equines in the UK are required to have a horse passport which not only identifies the animal, but also states if the animal can be used for human food when it dies. gov.uk/horse-passport
Equines are the only other mammals that sweat like humans do, and are able to have the moisture penetrate their hair due to a protein called Latherin, a derivative of saliva. gla.ac.uk/schools/lifesci…
The oldest living (verified) equine is a donkey named Flower, who is 72 years old this year. triplecrownfeed.com/horse…
The world's oldest equine is a donkey, and she is 70-years-old. triplecrownfeed.com/horse…
The word tacky was first a description for "a pony or little horse of low price", then extended to humans, at first serving as a self-deprecating label for poor white Southerners who were identified with their equine counterparts before becoming the word we love to use today. online.wsj.com/articles/t…
There is an Equissage Certificate Program in Equine Sports Massage Therapy. equissage.com/index.htm
Cloning is already used to produce top breed horses for demanding equine sports such as polo ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/…
There is a predominantly black equine club in Brooklyn. nypress.com/article-22719…
People were making fun of Sarah Jessica Parker's equine appearance as early as Ed Wood in 1994 dailyscript.com/scripts/e…
There is a rare polka-dotted zebra that is the only one in the world and her name is Tira. She has a genetic condition known as β€˜pseudomelanism’ which is responsible for the abnormalities in the stripe pattern amongst zebras. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Mosquitos mostly feed on nectar and plant juices; feeding on blood is typically required only for females when needing produce eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
Horses cannot vomit. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/E…

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