Updated App Helps Horse Owners Calculate Equine Weight

An app based on U of M research and licensed through UMN Technology Commercialization helps horse owners figure out how much their horse weighs.

The Healthy Horse App produced by the University of Minnesota calculates weight using new equations developed through university research.

Breed types catered for include adult arabians, draft horses, adult and young miniature horses, stock horses, saddle-type horses, ponies, warmbloods, and thoroughbred.

The horse’s height, body length, neck, and girth circumference is used to calculate the weight. Along with the horse’s estimated body weight, ideal body weight and body weight score are calculated.

Read the full story in New Zealand-based Horse Talk