Impact of the pandemic: Horses

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COVID-19 and animals


Published 27 September 2021 | Updated 23 January 2024

  • Allen, S.E. et al. (2023) A study of the impact of the COVID‐19 pandemic on equine veterinary care in the UK. Veterinary Record Open, 10 (2), e74.
  • Huseman, C. et al (2021) Early Evidence of the economic effects of COVID-19 on the horse show industry in 2020. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, p. 103734.

Report on the economic impact of the pandemic on the horse show industry in the United States.

  • Hockenhull, J. and Furtado, T. (2021) Escaping the gilded cage: Could COVID-19 lead to improved equine welfare? A review of the literature. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 237, p. 105303.

This paper reviews published equine welfare research to compare the ways in which human lockdown reflects standard equine management

This paper reports on qualitative research carried out to investigate the implications of COVID lockdown policies on equine management and welfare with a focus on horses and ponies at risk of laminitis and obesity.

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