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Study to learn secrets of equine couch potatoes

Smith, Dave



It is hoped the Big Brother tactics will deliver results useful in tackling growing levels of equine obesity.

Researchers hope the study will help them discover exactly what makes the equine equivalent of a couch potato.

One in three horses in Britain, and over 80 per cent of ponies, are currently believed to be in danger of fat-related health risks such as laminitis - the equine equivalent of a human heart attack.

Tiny cameras, GPS devices and movement monitors will be attached to the horses used in the study to analyse every last aspect of their lifestyles.


Smith, D. (2010). Study to learn secrets of equine couch potatoes.,

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2010-10
Deposit Date May 26, 2015
Publicly Available Date May 26, 2015
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords Horses; obesity; animal nutrition;
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