Horse Health Resources Vary by Age, Survey Shows

The way horse owners obtain equine health information has a lot do with their age, according to a recent survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications online nationwide survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 2009, to Jan.

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The way horse owners obtain equine health information has a lot do with their age, according to a recent survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications online nationwide survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 2009, to Jan. 31, 2010, which resulted in more than 11,000 responses. The survey is the largest ever of its kind for the United States.

Magazines and Web sites are popular resources for horse health care information, with about three-quarters of respondents reporting they obtain information this way.

However, age is an important factor when it comes to how horse owners obtain health care information that doesn’t come from a veterinarian. Those older than 35 are much more likely to get health information from a print magazine, while about half those in the 18-24 group prefer getting their information online; those older than 55 are least likely to prefer getting their information online

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