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KyES What are the benefits of the study?


What are the benefits of the study?


Benefits for this study include but are not limited to:

  • Accurately describing the economic value of the horse industry in Kentucky.
  • Knowing the number and location of total equine in the state.
  • Providing sound information (rather than anecdotal evidence) to inform policy decisions.
  • Providing important data for business plans.
  • Providing data for monitoring disease outbreaks and conducting disease surveillance.
  • Providing data to aid in conducting relevant research and outreach programs.
  • Establishing a benchmark against which to measure changes and trends in the industry.


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