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Log in to freely access and download assessment protocol and guidance notes for more than 40 animal welfare indicators that have been used extensively by Brooke to assess equine welfare around the world. The summary below gives an overview of the content available.
Species, Sex, Work type, Age
Body condition, Eyes, Nasal discharge, Mucous membranes, Diarrhoea, Ectoparasites
Observer approach, Chin contact, General attitude, Tail tuck
Gait, Spinal contact
Lip lesions, Head/ears lesions, Neck lesions, Breast-shoulder lesions, Fore limbs lesions, Knee lesions, Withers/spine lesions, Girth/belly lesions, Hindquarters lesions, Hind limbs lesions, Tail/tail base lesions, Genital/rectal lesions, Lesion size
Hoof and limb
Hoof shape, Hoof horn quality, Frog, Lower limb swelling, Interference, Hobbling
Firing – severity, Firing – body areas, Ear mutilation, Muzzle mutilation, Tail mutilation