Weight, Condition, and Height Measurement and Prediction of Horses
Accurate dosing of equine medications and supplements requires knowing the horse's accurate weight. Unfortunately, few of us have scales large enough for the job. By taking a few simple measurements, you can calculate a horse's weight within about 10% of his actual weight. Knowing a horse's weight, however, does not tell you anything about whether he is in his optimum condition. This article breaks weight down into nine stages ranging from emaciated to obese. Condition recommendations are then made based on the primary use of the horse. Also, provided is a set of tables based on breed and age for estimating the eventual height of a growing horse.
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