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  • Warmblood.


  • Standardbred   Standardbred  .

General information

  • Originated in the USA.
  • The breed can be traced back to the 18th century, to the English Thoroughbred   Thoroughbred  , Messenger.
  • The fastest harness-racing horse in the world.
  • The name is derived from an early practice of registration. The horse had to trot or pace one mile in a standard time.
  • Trained to pace or trot.
  • Good stamina and speed.
  • Calm disposition.
  • Has been used to improve trotters all over the world.


  • Thoroughbred   Thoroughbred    →   Canadian Trotter   →    Hackney   Hackney    →    Narrangansett Pacer   →    Arab   Arab    →    Barb   →    Morgan   Morgan  .

Principal uses

  • Harness-racing.
  • Driving.


  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN: 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling, Kindersley. ISBN: 1-7513-011-59.


  • The United States Trotting Association, 750 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215, USA.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.

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Accessory ligament DDFT: forelimb - desmitis

Anemia: blood loss


Blood: agammaglobulinemia

Bone: osteochondrosis

Carpus: fracture - chip

Carpus: fracture - comminuted

Carpus: fracture - slab

Carpus: intercarpal ligament (MPICL) - trauma

Carpus: sheath tenosynovitis

Cecum: intussusception - cecocecal / cecocolic

Chronic inflammatory bowel disease

CNS: Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)

CNS: myeloencephalopathy - degenerative

CNS: narcolepsy / cataplexy

Distal phalanx: pedal osteitis - non-septic

Epiglottis: cyst - subepiglottic

Equine viral arteritis (EVA)

Eye: defect - overview

Eye: dermoid

Eye: night blindness

Eyelid: neoplasia

French Trotter


Hair: leukotrichia

Heart: atrial fibrillation

Heart: ventricular septal defect

Inguinal ring: hernia

Intestine: enteritis - granulomatous

Joint: septic arthritis - adult

Larynx: arytenoid chondritis

Larynx: epiglottic entrapment

Lung: EIPH (exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage)

Lung: pneumonia - bacterial

Male: lack of libido

MC / MT 3: condylar fracture

MC / MT 3: diaphysis fracture

MC / MT 3: dorsal metacarpal disease

MC/MT 2 and 4: fracture

MCP / MTP joint: developmental orthopedic diseases


Muscle: myopathy - sporadic exertional rhabdomyolysis

Musculoskeletal: back pain

Musculoskeletal: conformation

Musculoskeletal: nutritional deficiencies

Musculoskeletal: physical examination - adult

Patella: luxation

Pharynx: collapse

Proximal phalanx: fracture

Proximal sesamoid: fracture

Proximal sesamoid: sesamoiditis


SDFT: tendinitis

Spermatic cord: torsion

Suspensory ligament: desmitis - midbody

Suspensory ligament: desmitis - proximal

Tarsus: desmitis - plantar ligament

Tarsus: distal tarsal bone fracture / luxation

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Testis: castration - post-operative complications


Thrombocytopenia: overview

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