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Obesity in Horses - A Growing Concern

A recent study conducted at The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in England reported that rates of obesity in horses are likely to be just as high as they are in humans.  Using the data collected from questionnaires, researchers estimate that the prevalence of overweight/obesity in pleasure riding horses (horses not in competition) is likely to be 54%.  Equine obesity should be a concern for horse owners in the U.S. too, as it is linked to a number of different diseases including arthritis, laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome. 

 

 

 


DOWNLOAD PAPER - Obesity_11_2016.pdf






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