China’s Equine Industries in a Transitional Economy: Development, Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

  title={China’s Equine Industries in a Transitional Economy: Development, Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities},
  author={Qingbin Wang and Yang Zou},
China had the most horses in the world from 1961 to 2004 but, since the market-oriented economic transition started in the late 1970s, its horse population has declined significantly and steadily, from 11.50 million in 1978 to only 3.47 million in 2018. While there are minimal studies on China’s equine industries in the literature, this paper reviews the development of China’s equine industries since 1949, identifies major factors contributing to the steady decline in its horse population since… 

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