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Bristol Welfare Dissertation. 

A few days ago this dissertation survey came up on my newsfeed about how horse owners find information and I thought it was really interesting! I emailed Persephone with my thoughts and letting her know that I would be really interested in the results when her study was finished. Below she has written a brief overview of her research and a link to the survey for you to take part.

I am conducting an exciting research project for my dissertation with the University of Bristol Animal Welfare and Behaviour Group to help many horses lead a happier life. I am trying to find out how equine information can be communicated more effectively to horse owners to ensure the well-being of their horses. Recent research has shown that a considerable amount of the scientific research, guidelines and recommendations are not reaching the horse owners. I would like to get horse owners’ points of view on this as well as yard owners’ and equine vets’ perspectives as they have been identified as a key source of information for horse owners.

Therefore, if you are a horse owner, loan a horse, are a livery yard owner or an equine veterinarian in the UK, please consider filling out this research survey and have the chance to put forward your views on the topic:


The anonymous survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and will be open for two more weeks. Your answers are extremely important for helping us better understand this topic.

Your participation would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you very much,

Persephone Pickering


Last Updated on 07/08/2018

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