Accuracy of different methods of estimating the weight of horses

  title={Accuracy of different methods of estimating the weight of horses},
  author={Jeffrey M. Ellis and Teresa Hollands},
  journal={Veterinary Record},
  pages={335 - 336}
Key MethodSix hundred horses of different ages, heights and breeds were weighed on a weighbridge and had their weights estimated by two weigh tapes, 1 and 2, by a formula, and by a visual estimate. For the population as a whole, the most accurate method was the formula (mean [sd] 98.6 [10.6] per cent) closely followed by weigh tape 2 (98.1 [8.1] per cent). Tape 1 and the visual estimate were the least accurate (112.0 [9.3] and 88.3 [20.1] per cent respectively). When the population was divided into two…

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