Thursday, May 08, 2014

Owners of British horses that don't headshake needed to help understand headshaking!

An international group of researchers are looking for owners of normal healthy horses as well as owners of horses that headshake to complete a short online survey to help understand headshaking. They are trying to understand why some horses develop headshaking behaviour and others do not. With a better understanding it is hoped that more effective treatments can be developed.

The group have launched a simple online survey and the project is funded by UK based Science Supplements Ltd. The group want to hear from owners who have horses that headshake BUT just as importantly, from owners whose horses don't headshake. These horses will act as controls for the study.

To date the group have over 300 completed surveys from owners of horses that headshake and from over 400 that don’t. The group urgently need more surveys, especially from owners of horses that DO NOT HEADSHAKE. (Please note that at this time the survey is limited to horses in the UK)

The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete and can be found here:

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