Equis ISSN 2398-2977
Contributor(s): Bob Langrish, Vetstream Ltd
- Clydesdale .
- Indigenous to Scotland.
- First stud book published in 1878.
- First British Draught horse to have a society.
- Also popular in the USA.
- Gentle and calm.
- Elegant horse with a high stepping action.
- Similar to the Shire Shire .
- The Clydesdale horse is in Category 3 ('vulnerable') on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) Rare Breeds Watch List, officially classifying it as a rare breed in the UK, with numbers between 500-900. This is based on the number of registered breeding females in the UK.
- Visit the RBST website to view their full Watch List 2014 - https://www.rbst.org.uk/watchlist-2014.pdf .
- Native stock → Belgian Draught → Shire Shire .
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- Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
- Weaver M P & Wilant L (2012) Owner survey of tarsocrural effusion (bog spavin) in Clydesdale horses. Vet Rec 170 (11), 286 PubMed.
- O'Meara B (2012) Bog spavin: recognising the problem is the first step towards recovery. Vet Rec 170 (11), 284-285 (Editorial) PubMed.
Other sources of information
- Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN: 8-8061-2753-8.
- Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 1-85076-500-6.
- Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN: 1-7513-011-59.
- The Clydesdale Horse Society, 24 Beresford Terrace, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland.
- British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.
- Clydesdale Breeders of the United States, 17378 Kelley Road, Pecatonica, IL 61063, USA.
- Clydesdale Operations, Anheuser Busch, 1 Busch Place, St Louis, MO 63118, USA.