The Great Weight Debate (Equine) Resources
Please find a list of resources below for the Forum's second special interest webinar "The Great Weight Debate (Equine)", which was held on Wednesday 27th January 2021.
Weight Management Tools and Body Condition Scoring
Click on the links below to explore the weight management tools and information about body condition scoring.
SPILLERS™ Equine Weight Management Tools, including Body Condition Scoring
University of Glasgow Equine Body Condition Scoring
The Donkey Sanctuary Donkey Body Condition Score Chart
World Horse Welfare Right Weight Information
The British Horse Society Fat Scoring | Body Condition Scoring
Click on the links below to access the articles.
OPEN ACCESS: Equine Veterinary Journal Paper: Exploring horse owners’ understanding of obese body condition and weight management in UK leisure horses ~ Tamzin Furtado, Elizabeth Perkins, Gina Pinchbeck, Catherine McGowan, Francine Watkins, Robert Christley
Full reference: Furtado T, Perkins E, Pinchbeck G, McGowan C, Watkins F & Christley R (2020) Exploring horse owners' understanding of obese body condition and weight management in UK leisure horses, Equine Veterinary Journal, October 2020.
OPEN ACCESS: UK-VET Equine Report: Equine Obesity: Current perspectives roundtable ~ David Rendle, Caroline McGregor Argo, Mark Bowen, Harry Carslake, Alex German, Pat Harris, Edd Knowles, Nicola Menzies-Gow, Ruth Morgan
With grateful thanks to UK-VET Equine for extending free, open access, to the Equine Obesity: Current perspectives roundtable report to attendees at this National Equine Forum Special Interest Webinar.
Full reference: Rendle D, Argo CM, Bowen M, Carslake H, German A, Harris PA, Knowles E, Menzies-Gow N & Morgan R (2018) Equine Obesity: Current perspectives roundtable, UK-Vet Equine Vol 2, Supplement 5.
OPEN ACCESS: The Horse Trust & University of Liverpool Report: When the grass is greener: The Equine Weight Management guide for every horse, every yard, and every owner ~ Tamzin Furtado, Elizabeth Perkins, Cathy McGowan, Francine Watkins, Gina Pinchbeck, Rob Christley
With grateful thanks to The Horse Trust for funding this research.
Full reference: Furtado T, Perkins E, McGowan C, Watkins F, Pinchbeck G & Christley R (2018) When the grass is greener: The Equine Weight Management guide for every horse, every yard, and every owner, University of Liverpool.
OPEN ACCESS: Redwings Horse Sanctuary Lightening the load: Top tips to help manage weight loss
Click on the links below to explore other resources in relation to weight management and body condition scoring.
Talk Equine with The Horse Trust - latest developments in research, behaviour and practice, including soon to be added obesity management resources, please follow us on Facebook to keep up to date
Human Behaviour Change for Animals - practical ways of tackling the obesity challenges in companion animals and equines ~ aimed at vets, vet nurses, animal physios, farriers, behaviourists, welfare officers or animal nutritionists this article is useful for anyone interested in the topic
Jeffress Scholarship Trust
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