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Posted by Equestrian South Australia on 07/07/2015.

Survey of Horse transportation: Issues and practices

Dear horse friend,

If you or your organization has transported horses in the last two years, we’d greatly appreciation your participation in this important survey of horse transport practices and transport related illnesses.

We want to get an insight into how you manage and prepare your horses for transportation, the act of transportation of horses and how you manage horses after a transport event. If any diseases or injuries have occurred to your horses related to a transport event in the last two years we are interested in documenting and investigating the underlying potential reasons behind these events.

The aim of this study is to gather data to identify transportation risk factors, and therefore potentially making horse transportation safer and less stressful. The survey results will potentially help reduce the incidence of transport related diseases and injuries and thereby be used by the industry as it strives to implement best practices in horse transportation. However, we need your ‘real world’ input to do this.

By filling in this survey you will be making a valuable contribution to improving horse health and welfare.

If you are interested in the results of this survey please leave your email address. You will be invited to a presentation of results where we will discuss these results and have a forum on horse transportation issues. Your email details will be kept confidential.

Thanks very much for your help.

Best wishes,

For the horses


Barbara Padalino, DVM, PhD student

Faculty of Veterinary Science

University of Sydney

[email protected]

Mobile: 0449514342

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