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 (ĕk′wĭd, ē′kwĭd)
Any of various mammals of the family Equidae, having a single hoofed digit on each foot, and including the horses, asses, and zebras.

[From New Latin Equidae, family name, from Latin equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.]


(Animals) any animal of the horse family
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equid - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neckequid - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
odd-toed ungulate, perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal - placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot
Equidae, family Equidae - horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
ass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
mule - hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile
hinny - hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile; "a hinny has a gentler disposition than a mule"
zebra - any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines
Equus quagga, quagga - mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century
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Riyadh: An ancient sculpted rock, depicting camelids (even-toed ungulate mammals) and equids (a mammal of the horse family), has been found in the northern Saudi province of Al Jawf.
19 (BNA): -- Ancient sculpted bedrock depicting camelids and equids has been found in northern Saudi Arabian province of Al-Jawf.
In both the Khaur and Chinji areas this approach also was used to define the "Hipparion" appearance level, and the resulting data support the assertion that equids do not occur lower than this level (Barry et al.
Estimation of body weight and development of a body weight score for adult equids using morphometric measurements.
Using such data may not only enhance our general understanding of life-history trade-offs, but also breeding protocols and thus offspring production aiding reintroduction or conservation projects for these highly endangered equids (Nowak 1999, Bahloul et al.
A practical method of identification of the North American cyathostomes (small strongyles) in equids in Kentucky.
It is important to note that equids may show a similar expression when in pain (Pritchett et al.
Radiographic diagnosis of craniodorsal coxofemoral luxation in standing equids.
African horse sickness (AHS) is a severe, often fatal disease of equids that is caused by AHS virus (AHSV), a member of the genus Orbivirus, family Reoviridae (1).
Among the topics are the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey: the importance and impact of the equine industry in Kentucky, an initial approach to defining the potential market of recent biotechnology in the sport horse industry: the case of cloning, how horse business professionals can adapt to new consumer demands in equine services, whether age and horse ownership affect riders' motivation, sustainable development and equids in rural areas: an open challenge for the territory cohesion, and promoting the slaughter of horses and consumption of horse meat--ethical horse keeping and meat production.
The nutritional ecology of equids and their impact on the Camargue.