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Webinar to look at equine sleep deprivation
The webinar will look at the causes, signs, and consequences of sleep deprivation.
The panel will feature experts from Hartpury and Aberystwyth universities.

Equine welfare charity World Horse Welfare will be hosting a webinar next week on sleep deprivation and its effect on horses.

Despite being part of the charity's Welfare Wednesday Webinar series, the session will take place at 7pm on Thursday, 15 February, via Zoom. It will feature Sebastian McBride of the Aberystwyth University and Linda Greening of Hartpury University.
The panel will discuss the importance of sleep for horses, the potential causes of sleep deprivation, signs of sleep deprivation, and the consequences of long-term sleep deprivation on health and welfare.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session in which members of the audience will be able to ask sleep-related questions to Dr McBride and Dr Greening.

Dr McBride has worked as a lecturer in Biosciences at Aberystwyth University since 2016. He has a BSc from the University of Liverpool and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on cognition and the neurophysiological control of behaviour.

Dr Greening has been part of the equine department at Hartpury University since 2006, when she joined after completely a Master’s degree in Equine Science. Her research into equine nocturnal behaviour led to a doctoral qualification in 2023.

There have now been more than 50 World Horse Welfare webinars, all of which are available to view as part of the charity’s advice pages. Topics covered already this year have included social media and horse welfare, nutrition myths and marketing, and managing arthritic changes in ridden horses.

Those wishing to attend the webinar on 15 February can register here.

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