Let’s help care for our horses, together.
With COVID-19 impacting equine activities worldwide, Dr. David Marlin has teamed up with Science Supplements, Inc, and Flair, LLC to develop a follow-up survey for those located in the US and Canada to better understand the effects of COVID-19 on horse owners, riders, trainers, grooms, stable managers, and other equestrian professionals. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes and asks for no personal information. The information gathered will be analyzed to produce targeted advice on how to care for our horses during these unprecedented times.
We are trying to collect as much information as possible and plan to release data to the public. Please consider copying and pasting this link or the below text in a social media post or email to your contacts for participation https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/COVID-19_NA-IMPACT-OCT2020. The research team is comprised of Dr David Marlin PhD, Cambridge, UK; Louisa Taylor BVM BVS (Hons) BVMedSci (Hons) MRCVS; Dr Jane Williams PhD, Hartpury University, UK; Dr Shannon Pratt-Phillips PhD, North Carolina State University; and Jenna Kutzner-Mulligan MS, Science Supplements USA.
Here is a sample text that may be used to share about the survey on social media platforms:
EFFECTS OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ON THE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF HORSES IN NORTH AMERICA
*** 6 MONTH FOLLOW-UP SURVEY ***
PLEASE COMPLETE & SHARE – THANK YOU
- We ran the first survey at the end of March 2020.
- We want to see how things have changed 6 months on.
- The survey takes less than 5 min to complete.
- The survey is anonymous.
- Results will be shared here.
- Results will also be shared with organizations that work with equine welfare such as United States Equestrian Federation, American Association of Equine Practitioners, World Horse Welfare, Canadian Equine Research, a multitude of Horse Breed Associations, Retired Racehorse Project, and many others.
- This is for USA & CANADA ONLY. We have launched the same survey for the UK and ANZ.
*** PLEASE SHARE ***
Dr David Marlin, Cambridge, UK
Dr Jane Williams, Hartpury University
Dr Hayley Randle, Charles Sturt University
Dr Shannon Pratt-Phillips, North Carolina State University
Jenna Kutzner-Mulligan, MS
This survey is being supported by a joint partnership between Science Supplements USA and Flair, LLC.
A similar survey is being conducted for those located the UK and may be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Horse_COVID_impact_Oct_2020 as well as Australia and New Zealand access at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/COVID-19_Horse_IMpact_Sept_2020.
About Dr. David Marlin
As a PhD physiologist and biochemist with over 25 years of experience in academia, equine industry and consulting, Dr. Marlin has authored more than 200 published peer reviewed papers. He has several notable achievements, including working with the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), International Olympic Committee (IOC) and as a consultant to the British Equestrian Teams since 1994. Visit https://davidmarlin.co.uk/ for more information.
About Flair, LLC
Flair LLC, maker of FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips, is dedicated to evidence-based products for health, welfare, and performance of horses; it’s about the horse. Developed by veterinarians, FLAIR Strips are drug-free, self-adhesive nasal strips that support horses’ nasal passages and promote optimum respiratory health of equine athletes at every level of competition. FLAIR Strips are clinically proven to make breathing easier, reduce fatigue, conserve energy, quicken recovery, and reduce lung bleeding. More than eight clinical studies have been conducted on FLAIR Strips at leading equine research centers. For more information about FLAIR Strips, please visit http://www.flairstrips.com.
About Science Supplements USAScience Supplements launched its first North America location in 2020 with offices in Greenville SC. This location will offer the same high quality, trusted products produced under the strictest safety and purity guidelines previously only available overseas, as well as offering equine nutrition and management advice at no charge. Our history of high standards started in 2003 when our founder Dr. David Marlin – a globally regarded leader for equine physiology – saw the need for research based, high standard formulation of equine supplements. Science Supplements has now grown to an internationally respected company with platforms in 6 countries. Ingredients are vetted for quality and purity, quantities are backed by clinical trials and proven outcomes, and products are designed for synergy and palatability – all to create truly effective results. We are so proud to bring a researched, proven, and trusted product line to North America that delivers a wide-range of equine health and performance results. Please visit http://www.ScienceSupplements.com for more information.
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Ryan Mulligan, General Manager
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Hanna Hartman, Director of Operations
Office: (888) 68-FLAIR