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Ingemarsson, Ida, 2014. Hästens, Equus caballus, termiska komfort - hur kan djurskyddskontrollanter bedöma hästens välfärd?. First cycle, G2E. Skara: SLU, Dept. of Animal Environment and Health

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This review paper summaries scientific research about horse thermoregulation and the consequences of using a blanket. Horse owners put blankets on their horses to protect them when they are clipped, to protect them from bugs, to keep them clean and so on. This can have consequences for the horse which their owners might be unaware of. I have tried to answer following questions by searching the available scientific literature;

• How can the horse maintain thermoregulation?
• Is there a risk of suffering when horses wear a blanket?
• Is there a risk of suffering when horses do not wear a blanket?
• How can animal inspectors estimate the welfare of horses when they wear or do not wear a blanket?

My result shows that horses who wear a blanket have an increased risk of becoming overheated, develop a chafing, have an increased exposure hazard and have a restrained natural behaviour. Horses who don’t wear a blanket can become hypothermic, insect attacked and have an extra strain on their thermoregulation when training in the wintertime if they have an intact fur.

Main title:Hästens, Equus caballus, termiska komfort - hur kan djurskyddskontrollanter bedöma hästens välfärd?
Authors:Ingemarsson, Ida
Supervisor:Yngvesson, Jenny
Examiner:Lundberg, Anna
Series:Studentarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa
Volume/Sequential designation:555
Year of Publication:2014
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:VK002 Ethology and Animal Welfare - Bachelor's Programme 180 HEC
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
Keywords:häst, termisk komfort, lidande, djurskyddsbedömning
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-3536
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-3536
Subjects:Agricultural research
Language:Swedish
Deposited On:12 Aug 2014 10:44
Metadata Last Modified:12 Aug 2014 10:44

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