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Exploring horse owners’ understanding of obese body condition and weight management in UK leisure horses

T. Furtado, E. Perkins, G. Pinchbeck, C. McGowan, F. Watkins and R. Christley | Equine Veterinary Journal | October 2020
The aim of this qualitative research study was to gain a greater understanding of the views of leisure horse owners on equine management and health, particularly those around the management of equine weight…

Use of reduced-energy content maintenance diets for modest weight reduction in overweight cats and dogs

E. Keller, E. Sagols, J. Flanagan, V. Biourge and A.J. German | Research in Veterinary Science | August 2020
This prospective, observational cohort study aimed to test the efficacy of reduced-energy maintenance diets for short-term weight reduction in overweight dogs and cats; and to determine if weight reduction could be achieved whilst ensuring essential nutrients intake was met…

Age at gonadectomy and risk of overweight/obesity and orthopedic injury in a cohort of Golden Retrievers

M. Simpson, S. Albright, B. Wolfe, E. Searfoss, K. Street, K. Diehl and R. Page | PLOS ONE | July 2019
The aim of this prospective cohort study was to establish the association between gonadectomy in Golden Retrievers and two outcomes: overweight or obesity and orthopaedic injuries…

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Associations of body condition score with health conditions related to overweight and obesity in cats

K.T. Teng, P.D. McGreevy, J.A.M.L. Toribio, D. Raubenheimer, K. Kendall and N.K. Dhand | Journal of Small Animal Practice | October 2018
The aim of this retrospective case study was to investigate possible associations between body condition score (BCS) and health conditions that relate to overweight and obesity (O&O) in cats…