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Master of Science (MS)
Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences
James A. Bennett
The horse numbers of Utah had not been accurately counted since the early 1960's. It was estimated that horse and pony numbers were reaching heights as recorded before the age of tractors and automobiles. Horsemen in Utah were asking for financial assistance for public horse facilities from the Utah legislature. The first part of this study was to survey the horse population to determine an accurate count of Utah horses.
In order to be satisfied that the horse industry deserved the spending of public funds, it was necessary to know the economic contribution of the horse industry. Part II information came from a second survey of expenses and incomes of horse owners. This study was to determine the economic importance of the horse industry to the State' s economy. The entire study was to determine the horse population and the impact of the horse industry on the economy of Utah.
McKendrick, Scott Stewart, "The Horse Population of Utah and its Impact" (1976). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 3395.
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