AHSA and MSPCA Launch Transportation Guidelines

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Nevins Farm & Equine Centre have published Guidelines for Horse Transport by Road & Air.

These guidelines were developed by participants in the First Workshop on Transport of Horses, held in March 1999 and sponsored by the Nevins Farm & Equine Centre. The book was compiled and edited by Catherine W. Kohn, VMD, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University, and features contributions by other distinguished veterinary scientists. Look for an exclusive interview with Kohn and other contributors in the July issue of The Horse. Research topics include both road and air transport and the management of horses before, during, and after transport. Also, the book includes reviews on the physiological responses of horses to transport, the effects of transports on body systems, and the effects on exercise performance.

The concept for the book also came out of advance preparations for transporting horses to the Olympic Games in Sydney later this year.

The book is available at $14.95 plus shipping and handling from the AHSA, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511-8483. Orders can be faxed to 859/231-6662.

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