NAHM Infobite: Transportation of U.S. Equids

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) designed the Equine `98 Study to provide both participants and the equine industry with information on the United States' equine population for education, management, and research purposes. The Horse has published "NAHMS Infobites" within the pages of the print publication. Part III of the study is now available, and bytes will be available on The Horse Interactive intermittently.

NAHMS collected data from a representative sample of equine operation in 28 states. These operations represented about three-fourths of the equine population and three-fourths of operations with equids in the US For this study, equids were defined as horses, miniature horses, ponies, mules, donkeys, and burros.

Percentage of Operations (whether or not they transported equids for any purpose) by Destination for Resident Equids Transported One or More Times and Returned to the Home Operation and Purpose of Travel, 1997

Within Home State

31.3% Riding/Working

20% Show/Race/Competition

8.9% Breeding

15.5 % Veterinary Hospital

Outside State

5% Riding/Working

6.5% Show/Race/Competition

1.6% Breeding

0.6% Veterinary Hospital

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