This information is provided by Provet for educational purposes only.
You should seek the advice of your veterinarian if your pet is ill as only he or she can correctly advise on the diagnosis and recommend the treatment that is most appropriate for your pet.
In the absence of an accurate weight this formula gives an approximate guide to the body weight of a horse
Body Weight (Kgs) = Length (cm)0.97 x Girth (cm)1.78 Divided by 3011
Length is the distance (in cms) from the point of the elbow to the rearmost point of the buttock
Girth is the distance (in cms) around the body at the umbilicus.
Last updated : October 2013