Equine VetCompass: Guiding Evidence-Based Equine Healthcare
People: Kristien Verheyen, David Brodbelt
Background: The UK’s Equine Sector Council acknowledges a need for improved health monitoring in the national horse population. Reliable population-level disease statistics, vital for defining the overall health status of the equine population and in identifying welfare priorities, are in short supply. Since its launch in 2009, the VetCompass project has been
Aims of the project:
- To develop an efficient and sustainable system for practice-based equine health surveillance;
- To document the prevalence of equine disorders attended to by
- To identify major risk factors for high-ranking conditions.
Dates: October 2015 – September 2018 (3-year
Funding bodies: RVC Mellon Fund for Equine Research, RCVS Knowledge
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Equine VetCompass: Generating Evidence Through Practice-Based Equine Health Surveillance
This poster was presented at Veterinary Evidence Today 2016 and provides an overview as to how the project works to support evidence-based veterinary medicine in equine practice.
Vet Compass Project Type: Horse