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Factors associated with rehoming and time until rehoming for horses listed with an equine charity

Rosanowski, S M; Verheyen, K L P

Authors

S M Rosanowski

K L P Verheyen



Abstract

The number of unwanted horses in the UK has increased in recent years. It is therefore important to identify factors that indicate whether a horse can be rehomed and how long it takes to be rehomed. Data from 1 January 2013 until 30 March 2014 were extracted from an equine rehoming charity’s database. Exposure variables were examined using multivariable logistic and Cox regression. In total, 791 horses were included in the study and 410 (51.8%) were rehomed during the study period. Median time until rehomed was 39 days (IQR 24–75). Horses whose owner was prepared to transfer ownership were nearly three times more likely to be rehomed than those available for loan. Horses deemed suitable for beginner riders had higher odds of finding a new home, compared with those needing an advanced rider. Horses that were only suitable as unridden companions took longer to find a new home than rideable horses. A restricted rehoming radius (

Citation

Rosanowski, S. M., & Verheyen, K. L. P. (in press). Factors associated with rehoming and time until rehoming for horses listed with an equine charity. Veterinary Record, 185(373), https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.105398

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 9, 2019
Deposit Date Jul 12, 2019
Publicly Available Date Aug 13, 2019
Journal VETERINARY RECORD
Print ISSN 0042-4900
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 185
Issue 373
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.105398
Public URL https://rvc-repository.worktribe.com/output/1381325

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