US Equine Population Down More Than 20% Since 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) updated its estimates for horse and cat ownership in the United States. The last estimate was released in 2014. The new estimates are based on information received from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

The agency says the number of horses in the US had decreased by 22 percent, from 4.9 million to 3.8 million. The number of cats in the US declined by 21 percent, from 74 million to 58.4 million.

Estimates on pet populations are maintained by CVM to help determine the eligibility of “minor use” animal drugs, which include medicines for uncommon or geographically limited diseases or conditions in  horses, dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, turkey and chickens.

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