Porównanie metod szacowania masy ciała koni na podstawie pomiarów biometrycznych

Jadwiga Flaga , Agnieszka Waliczek


Due to generally limited access to the weight scales, horse owners need to implement other methods to estimate body weight of their animals. Several different formulas for body weight estimation are available but their accuracy is quite varied. In this study an attempt was made to analyze available formulas (only for adult horses) and to identify the most accurate one, thanks to which it would be possible to estimate the body weight of horses and ponies of popular Polish breeds. Thirty three horses of different breeds (17 Polish Halfbred horses, 8 Małopolska horses and 8 ponies) were weighed and measured twice – at the end of the grazing season and at the end of the winter season. The results of the measurements were used to estimate the weight of horses on the basis of available formulas. Subsequently, the formulas were compared in terms of the mean difference between the estimated and the real body weight and the range of the confidence interval. On the basis of obtained results, it can be stated that regardless of the breed, the most accurate formulas for estimation of the horse’s body weight were A and B – Martinson et al. (2014)
Author Jadwiga Flaga (FoAS / DoANaD)
Jadwiga Flaga,,
- Department of Animal Nutrition and Dietetics
, Agnieszka Waliczek (FoAS / DoANaD)
Agnieszka Waliczek,,
- Department of Animal Nutrition and Dietetics
Other language title versionsComparison of methods based of biometric measurements in estimation of body weight of horses
Journal seriesWiadomości Zootechniczne, ISSN 1731-8068, (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishestimation formulas, morphometric measurements, Polish horse breeds, weight estimation
URL https://wz.izoo.krakow.pl/files/WZ_2019_2_art02.pdf
Languagepl polski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); after publication
Porównanie metod szacowania masy ciała koni na podstawie pomiarów biometrycznych of 27-09-2019
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FinansowanieBadania zostały sfinansowane z dotacji celowej na naukę przyznanej przez Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego (DS-3217/KZiDZ/2017).
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