The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) announced the launch of an equestrian health study called “Equine 2015” that began in May. This is NAHMS third national study of the U.S. equine health issues; the previous studies were conducted in 1998 and 2005.
Equine 2015 is designed to provide participants, the horse industry, and animal-health officials with information on the nation’s equine population that will serve as a basis for education, service, and research related to equine health and management. The study will also provide the horse industry with new and valuable information regarding trends in the industry for 1998, 2005, and 2015.
The American Horse Council supported the initiating of the study and encouraged anyone contacted by NAHMS to participate.