A study on some aspects of equine husbandry in the Punjab-Pakistan



Arshad Iqbal(1*)

(1) Faculty of Animal Husbandry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


The present survey study focused mainly the aspects of equine husbandry around Faisalabad city (Punjab-Pakistan) involving 300 observations (100 each of horse, mule and donkey)on equines with different work assignments through multi stage sampling technique. The data was recorded about feeding/watering, shoeing, trimming and grooming, housing during summer and winter. Injuries inflicted due to improper harness / saddle fitting, goads/spiked sticks and nail piercing were 80.7, 15 and 4.3 % respectively. The study inferred that equines welfare need priority not only
for themselves but for the prosperity of their owners too.


Keywords


equines, welfare, husbandry, Pakistan

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