Recommendations for equine industry over impact of Covid-19 pandemics

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Recommendations for equine industry over impact of Covid-19 pandemics

2 May 2020
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A study supported by Hartpury University into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on horses and horse owners has provided a number of recommendations for the equine industry, to mitigate the potential impact.

Rsearchers found that approximately one-third of horse owners are worried they will suffer a financial impact as result of the pandemic that may affect horse management and welfare, as well as having implications for horse owners’ mental health and wellbeing.

Dr Williams said: “We hope our study and recommendations will help organisations within the equine industry to develop a better understanding of the effects of the current situation, including social distancing and restrictions on travel.