Posts Tagged By: Research

New laminitis research shows gaining weight is a risky business

This newly published research provides compelling evidence that laminitis developed significantly more often after horses and ponies gained weight rather than when they lost or maintained weight.

Landmark study addresses effects of rider weight on equine performance

Results revealed from groundbreaking study into the impact of rider weight.

Project takes first step towards lightening the load for horses

Last week (4 – 8 September) researchers have taken the first step towards tackling the issue of rider weight, investigating whether there are any short term measurable differences when horses are ridden by different sized riders.

World Horse Welfare calls for a more open debate on stabling horses following latest research findings

A new report from researchers at Nottingham Trent University has highlighted the potential negative welfare consequences of a commonly used stable design.

World Horse Welfare highlights the significance of the world’s most extensive equine surfaces study

World Horse Welfare Chief Executive Roly Owers lends his support to the world’s most extensive study into the effect of arena surfaces on the orthopaedic health of sport horses (in the seven FEI disciplines and in racing).

Shocking statistics lead charity to ask horse owners: “Do you really need to breed?”

As 7,000 horses in Britain are deemed at risk of needing rescue or new homes, we have launched a new initiative today to help horse owners understand the impacts, costs and risks associated with breeding.

Horse owners fail to recognise dangers of obesity

Obese, overfed and dangerously unhealthy - this is the current crisis in horse welfare, according to a groundbreaking survey released today by World Horse Welfare.

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