Research Article | Veterinary Anatomy and Histology

Effect of Body Measurements, Age and Body Condition Score on Body Weight of Adult Horses

Aneesh A

Palm Riding School, Chennai 600009, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2022 : 99 (6) - pages 38 to 41
(Received: , Accepted: )


Regular measurement of body weight and record keeping is important in adult horses. Body weight is considered as an important tool to calculate the quantity of feed to be fed and medication dosages for treatment required by equines. The present study was undertaken to analyze the effect of body measurements, age and body condition score on body weight of adult horses. The results indicated that the co-efficient of multiple determination (Adjusted R2) was 0.627 indicating that 62.70 per cent of the variation in dependent variable was explained by the independent variable. Among the variables, age of the animal, body condition score and body length of the animal were found to be statistically significant (P<0.01). The value of regression co-efficient for age of the animal was negatively correlated with body weight whereas body condition score and body length of the animal was positively correlated with horse body weight.

Key Words: Adult Horses, Age, Body condition score, Body length, Body weight

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