TITLE

Killing with kindness

PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;6/6/2009, Vol. 164 Issue 23, p706
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the dangers of obesity in horses and ponies. Josh Slater of Royal Veterinary College in London, England says that animal owners are unaware of nutritional as well as physiological aspects of obesity in equines. Moreover, David Watson asserts on the lack the knowledge on effect of overfeeding among owners and cites the problem in discussing obesity among them. He asserts on the specific responsibility of media, nurses, pet food industries, and owners on resolving obesity.
ACCESSION #
42843378

 

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