A simple field technique for estimation of body surface area in horses and ponies

  title={A simple field technique for estimation of body surface area in horses and ponies},
  author={Jennifer Sneddon and R. Walton and Alison Jayne Bond},
  journal={Equine and Comparative Exercise Physiology},
This study aimed to produce a weight-independent algorithm for determination of body surface area (BSA; cm 2 ) to within 5% accuracy of the directly determined value in selected horses and ponies under field conditions. Quantification of BSA in equines has applications in the fields of energy budgeting, growth, thermoregulation, conformation and drug kinetics. A simple algorithm for determining BSA to ±5% accuracy was produced for Shetland ponies, Shire horses, Welsh Mountain Section A ponies… Expand

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