Validity of a behavioural measure of heat stress and a skin tent test for dehydration in working horses and donkeys.

@article{Pritchard2006ValidityOA,
  title={Validity of a behavioural measure of heat stress and a skin tent test for dehydration in working horses and donkeys.},
  author={Joy C. Pritchard and Alistair R. S. Barr and Helen Rebecca Whay},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={433-8}
}
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Dehydration and heat stress are serious welfare issues for equids working in developing countries. There is a lack of any standardised method or validated interpretation of the skin tent test in horses and donkeys. Owners of dehydrated and heat-stressed animals often depend on veterinary examination for identification of these conditions, leading to delays in treatment and unnecessary reliance on external sources to effect welfare improvement. OBJECTIVES To… CONTINUE READING