Survey Results Establish Equine Research Priorities

Colic (gastrointestinal diseases) is considered by both equine veterinarians and horse owners as the most important equine health care problem in need of more answers, according to the results of research surveys conducted in partnership by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation. In 2018, AAEP and […]

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Portrait Of A Rider: University Of Kentucky Researchers Seeking Participants In Survey For Equestrians

University of Kentucky researchers Karin Pekarchik (College of Agriculture, Food and Environment) and Kimberly Tumlin (College of Public Health) are seeking participation for an online research survey to better understand who participates in horse activities and sports. “Portrait of a Rider: Characterizing Active Participants in Horse Activities and Horse Sports,” is a survey that will […]

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Anthropomorphism Not Always A Threat To Equine Health

A study out of Australia shows that horse owners believe that access to pasture and an equine buddy meet a horse’s behavioral and social needs. Lead by researcher Kirrilly Thompson and Larissa Clarkson, of the Australian College of Applied Psychology, the national survey found that owners felt they could improve their horse’s well-being by offering […]

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‘Moral Distress’ Rampant Among Veterinarians, Survey Finds

“Moral distress” is found to be widespread among veterinarians, a survey has found. Published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the survey had more than 800 veterinarian respondents, the majority of whom felt some ethical qualms about what pet owners asked them to do. Lead author Dr. Lisa Moses, a veterinarian with the Massachusetts […]

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AHP Survey Shows Economic Stability For Horse Owners, Changes In Management Practices

American Horse Publications (AHP) conducted its fourth online nationwide equine industry survey sponsored by Zoetis from January 22, 2018, through April 1, 2018. The survey’s three main objectives are: to gauge participation trends and management practices in the U.S. equine industry; to identify critical issues facing the equine industry as perceived by those who own […]

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AHP’s Fourth Equine Industry Survey Now Open

American Horse Publications (APH) announced the launch of their fourth Equine Industry Survey on January 22, which tracks participation trends and management practices in the U. S. horse industry. The study, which will be conducted by Dr. Jill Stowe, PhD, an agricultural economics professor at the University of Kentucky, will help to identify key issues […]

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Equine Guelph Creates Online Colic Risk Calculator

Other than old age, colic is the No. 1 killer of horses. Equine Guelph has created a new online tool to help owners determine their horse’s risk of the potentially deadly disease. This tool helps equine owners and caretakers identify risk factors and develop preventative strategies. Colic is known as any abdominal pain in horses; […]

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USDA Launches Third Equine Study In June

A survey of horse owners, as well as others connected with the equine industry, will be launched in June by the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHM). The study aims to explore a variety of topics, including the management of lameness, infectious disease protocols, and the health-related costs of horse […]

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