HorseWatch - Optimal start for young horsesPhoto: Kirsch/ATB
- Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy e. V. (ATB) in Potsdam,
- Count Lehndorff Institute in Neustadt (Dosse),
- Institute for Mobility and Physical Training Science at the University of Leipzig,
- Institute for Animal Welfare, Behavior and Laboratory Animal Science at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin,
- Veterinary Clinic Wusterhausen (Dosse)
- SVK Expert board of trustees e.V.
The umbrella organizations of the German equestrian sport (Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung e.V., Deutscher Galopp e.V. and Hauptverband für Traberzucht e.V.), the Federal Veterinary Chamber, the animal welfare officer of the state of Brandenburg and the horse breeding industry are involved in the HorseWatch project via an accompanying expert committee.
The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) has been working on methods for recording stress and animal welfare in farm animals, including dairy cows, for a relatively long time. Methodological approaches such as sensor-based data acquisition and animal-specific analysis will be used in the HorseWatch project.
The Graf Lehndorff Institute (GLI) is an inter-institutional research facility of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, which is jointly operated with the Brandenburg Main and County Stud Neustadt (Dosse) and uses resources of both institutions. Research focuses on breeding/reproduction, husbandry, training, animal welfare and health in horses.
The Institute for Animal Welfare, Behavior and Laboratory Animal Science of Freie Universität Berlin is located at the Department of Veterinary Medicine. The institute's research focuses on refinement and replacement, animal behavior and animal welfare.
One of the clinic's main areas of work has long been the treatment of orthopedic problems. Due to the location in an active breeding region and the close cooperation with the foundation of the Brandenburg Main and County Stud, especially young horses on their way to sporting use are in the focus of the work.
Dr. Michael Köhler also has relevant experience in the field of national and international equestrian sports, which is incorporated into the work on the HorseWatch research project. In this field of work as well, the focus is particularly on Welfare for the Horse.