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Equine Obesity

We have provided a range of guidance for equine vets to help tackle the issue of equine obesity. 

We would like to thank those who have given us permission to share the resources and guides they have created. 


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Weight Monitoring Resources


We've collated useful resources, guides and tools that relate to the monitoring of a horses weight. We'd like to thank our partners for allowing us to share these resources.


Advice on Setting Up Weight Clinics


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Body Condition Scoring Chart

Redwings Horse Sanctuary have made their Body Condition Scoring Chart available for you to download and use.



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World Horse Welfare Monitoring the weight and condition of your horse/pony

World Horse Welfare's practical information leaflet for monitoring a horses weight includes information on body condition scoring, measuring to estimate weight and measuring a horses neck.


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Weight Management Resources


We've collated useful resources, guides and tools that relate to the monitoring of a horses weight. We'd like to thank our partners for allowing us to share these resources.


Blue Cross Fat Horse Slim 

A practical guide for managing weight loss in horses by the Blue Cross that includes advice on managing weight in obese and overweight horses as well as maintaining a healthy weight.

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NEWC Grazing Muzzle Guidance

The NEWC Grazing Muzzle Guidance provides owners with guidance on using grazing muzzles and what should be considered.


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Weight Tracker

Download this weight tracker to use to help monitor a horses weight.


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University of Liverpool When the grass is greener

This guide from the University of Liverpool acts as a weight management guide that can be used for every horse, every yard and every owner.





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The Use of Alternative Grazing Systems in the UK

A report led by the University of Liverpool on alternative grazing systems in the UK 



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Latest Research


Clinical insights: Equine obesity

An editorial published in Equine Veterinary Journal by Edward J. Knowles and Lucy Grieve. Published August 2020.


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Related Online CPD


BEVA members have access to our online learning platform, here are just a few of our CPD and educational resources on obesity and nutrition. If you're a BEVA member simply log in to access them. Not a BEVA member? Find out more about joining.


Webinar: Body Condition Scoring


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Webinar: Changing Owner Behaviour by using Behavioural Science


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Webinar: Correcting Obesity in grass kept horses and ponies


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Webinar: Feeding the Skinny Laminitic


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BEVA Obesity Project Updates

 

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