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Equids fulfil many different roles within communities. In low- to middle-income countries (LMICs), in addition to providing a source of income, equids also provide essential transport of food, water, and goods to resource-limited and/or isolated communities that might otherwise lack access. The aim ...

Author(s)
Norris, S. L.; Kubasiewicz, L. M.; Watson, T. L.; Little, H. A.; Yadav, A. K.; Thapa, S.; Raw, Z.; Burden, F. A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2020, 10, 6,
Abstract

Equine owner's and manager's implementation of equine nutrition concepts varies across disciplines and geographic regions. The project objectives were to (1) characterize equine feeding practices in the Upper Midwest; and (2) determine the extent to which horse owners and managers in the Upper...

Author(s)
Mastellar, S. L.; Rosenthal, E. J.; Carroll, H. K.; Bott-Knutson, R. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2018, 62, pp 109-115
Abstract

Horses are by nature herbivores and graze during the main part of the day. For stabled horses the feeding rations are often restricted and it would be preferred to develop a feeding system that allows long feed intake times. A possible way to lengthen the feed intake time is to hamper the...

Author(s)
Morgan, K.; Kjellberg, L.; Budde, L. K.; Kjell, E.; Ryman, M.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2016, 186, pp 63-68
Abstract

The aim of the study was to study the expertise and awareness of Polish horse owners in terms of equine nutrition and prevention of gastrointestinal tract problems, as well as to overview the applied feeds. Knowledge on the structure and functioning of equine digestive system and digestion...

Author(s)
Janocha, A.; Kryszak, K.; Różewicz, M.
Publisher
Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie, Szczecin, Poland
Citation
Folia Pomeranae Universitatis Technologiae Stetinensis, Agricultura, Alimentaria, Piscaria et Zootechnica, 2017, 334, 42/2, pp 59-72
Abstract

Measurement of heart rate (HR) and velocity before, during, and after training exercises under field conditions indicates health and fitness level and intensity of imposed physical effort and allows rapid adjustments in training and nutritional protocols, improving welfare of athletic horses. The...

Author(s)
Coelho, C. S.; Adam, G. L.; Omena e Silva, G. A. de; Carvalho, R. S. de; Souza, V. R. C. de; Fazio, F.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2019, 79, pp 50-53
Abstract

The effects of a mineral block for horses on in vivo digestibility and in vitro fermentability with equine fecal inoculum were evaluated. Fifty healthy horses from three groups (lactating mares n=19, working horses n=18, and maintenance horses n=13) were randomly assigned to two treatment groups...

Author(s)
Morones, E.; Mendoza, G. D.; Martínez, J. A.; Plata, F. X.; Palancares, C.; Hernández, P. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2017, 53, pp 81-85
Abstract

Animal welfare can be represented by an array of indicators. There is, however, increasing demand for concise welfare assessments that can be easily communicated and compared. Previous methods to aggregate welfare assessments have focused on livestock systems and produced a single welfare score,...

Author(s)
Kubasiewicz, L. M.; Rodrigues, J. B.; Norris, S. L.; Watson, T. L.; Rickards, K.; Bell, N.; Judge, A.; Raw, Z.; Burden, F. A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2020, 10, 4,
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Cover for Working equids: the welfare of those worked to their limit.

This chapter discusses the working equids′ (horses, donkeys and mules) context; welfare consequences of working equids being pushed to their biological limits (access to food and water, shelter, management of disease and injuries, handling and management practices, behaviour, appropriate workloads...

Author(s)
Upjohn, M.; Wells, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Major back dimension changes over time have been observed in some horses, the speed of which may be influenced by work type, skeletal maturity, nutrition and saddle fit. Currently, there are no longitudinal data quantifying changes in back dimensions. The objectives of this study were to quantify...

Author(s)
Greve, L.; Dyson, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2015, 203, 1, pp 65-73
Abstract

Horses and donkeys continue to be important to most societies as either recreational or working animals. Presenting a broad coverage of topics relating to horse and donkey ownership, The Handbook of Horses and Donkeys is an introductory guide providing expert advice on current ethical management...

Author(s)
Mortensen, C. J.
Publisher
5M Publishing, Sheffield, UK
Citation
The handbook of horses and donkeys: introduction to ownership and care, 2018, pp 296 pp.

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