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TDK conference 2012

Examining the reasons for getting colic illnesses in case of police horses considering weather factors
Schiffer Éva - graduating student
SzIU, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Deparment of Internal Medicine, Clinic for Large Animals
Supervisor: Dr. Orsolya Kutasi

Abstract:

I’m examining in my dissertation the reasons for numerous colic illnesses in case of police horses. These horses constitute a single population from the point of view of farming, feeding and work - they are all castrone or stallions and most of these horses borned in Somogysárd - therefore I thought this group would be ideal to examine the effects of weather on colic illnesses.

The listed data are from the Subdivision of Emergency Police (1087 Budapest, Mosonyi út 5-7.) The number of colic illnesses between 1st January 1993 and 31st December 2011 was 345. Of these cases horses had to be taken to hospital 61 times and 22 operations were executed. Recently they have 37 horses in strength, but their number was changing from 23 to 53 during the examined years (40 horses in average). I have also classified difficulties of the competed work – having these data from 1st January 1994 to 31st December 2011 – and I am also examining its impacts on horses in my dissertation. I have collected feeding and genetic data, too, but analyzing these details would not fit in the frames of this essay.

I have obtained meteorological data from the National Meteorological Service and from the www.omsz.hu web page. I have analized the data for blast, front, precipitation and temperature. I am proving if there is any relationship between meteorological effects and colic illnesses by examining these factors using statistical methods (logical regression). I am examining them from two viewpoints. One is to analyze whether there is any context between the full data lines – colic and single meteorolical factors. The other is to see meteoroligal data on the day and 7 previous days of colic sickness.

I hope these existing data will be enough to announce a convincing result in the topic.



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