Tennessee state, university officials to conduct census on equine industry

TN residents who own or lease a horse or any member of the horse industry can visit UTHorse.com

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Officials in Tennessee are conducting a census to learn more about the economic impact and demographics of the equine industry in the state.

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the state Department of Agriculture are handling the project. Data will be used to assist with future state programs, support and resources for the equine industry, the institute said in a news release.

Anyone who owns or leases a horse or other member of the horse family or who is involved with the industry can participate. Local barns, farriers, veterinarians, trainers, coaches, feed and forage producers, equine service providers and others involved in the industry are included, the release said.

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Tennessee is conducting a census on the state's equine industry.

Tennessee is conducting a census on the state's equine industry. (Beth Gwinn/WireImage)

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To complete the survey, go online to UTHorse.com and look for the Tennessee Equine Census logo. The census will continue through Aug. 15. Participants must be over the age of 18 and live in the U.S.