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New study on horse welfare in the air

[ November 21, 2019   //   ]

The Animal Transportation Association (ATA) has partnered with airfreight information firm Champ Cargosystems and French animal health specialist Arioneo to study horse wellbeing in air travel. The study, in association with the University of Bologna, aims to monitor factors  including heart rate, respiration, and temperature to improve data capture and development of solutions to improve safety of animals in transport. Information will be collected and transmitted through Arioneo’s data logger recording horse vital signs and communicated to the pilot and groom on their mobile devices through CHAMP’s data communication capabilities. A full report of each horse will be available after every flight allowing trainers and owners to learn from the experience and prepare better for future journeys.

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