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Horse%20Industry%20F10 - Species Lecture Sections lick to...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Species Lecture Sections What is important to know for each species?
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Topics Included for Each Species Primary roles/purpose of species Demographics – size and distribution Markets and Economic value Production systems/segments/life cycles Management – Housing, Feeding, Reproduction Product/performance quality, grades, etc.
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Click to edit Master subtitle style ANSC 10200 Department of Animal Sciences Purdue University
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Purpose - Role of the Horse Primary Purposes in the United States: 90 % Pleasure - leisure, trail riding, showing, lessons, racing, rodeo, polo, carriage, hitches, police, transportation, work
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History of Horse in United States Year # horses in USA # in Indiana Types Uses 1910 26.5 M .62 M draft work 1940 4.5 M 110,000 draft wealthy 1970 2.2 M 87,000 Light breeds Race, show 2009 8.8 M 165,000 Light breeds pleasure
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U. S. Industry Overview 90% of horses kept for recreation only 1.4 Million FTE employed 1.9 Million own horses 3.3 horses/owner - Herd size 7.9 Million involved with horse industry Horse population follows human population
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World Distribution of Equus - 2006 Obj101
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Horses in Subsistence Agriculture
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International Use of Equine in Society Sport/recreation Draft/work Transportation Meat Hides/hair Tools/misc.
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_Draft _ - “cold blooded”, heavy horses 17-19 hands tall, weigh about 2000 lbs. ...... Belgian, Percheron, Clydesdale, Suffolk, Shire Light Breeds - more refined and athletic Race - Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds Show/Pleasure - Arabian, Quarter Horse, ++ 14-17 hands tall, weigh 400-1300 lbs. ........ _Ponies
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