Solving Equine Behaviour Problems

A full, detailed history should be taken, so that a thorough understanding of the environment the horse is living in can be ... It must be stated the book is intended as a guide to those wishing to discover more about equine behaviour ...

Author: Rose M. Scofield

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1789244870

Category: Medical

Page: 153

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Horses can develop a range of behavioural problems, which if left untreated, could cause the relationship between horse and human to break down. With many different well-meaning opinions offered to solve such situations, it can be difficult to find the right path. In this book, Rose Scofield examines behavioural issues using the latest academic research. Offering practical solutions and with useful diagrams and photographs throughout, the book helps to protect and develop the horse-human relationship.

Equine Behavior A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists 2

Budiansky S. The nature of horses – exploring equine evolution, intelligence and behaviour. New York: The Free Press; 1997. Houpt KA. Domestic animal behaviour for veterinarians and animal scientists, 4th edn.

Author: Paul McGreevy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702043370

Category: Medical

Page: 365

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Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists is written for all those who really want to know what makes horses tick. Behavioral problems in the stable and under saddle are of concern to equine veterinarians worldwide because they lead to welfare issues, abuse and ultimately wastage. Equine veterinarians, trainers and handlers must be aware of each horse's behavior as a first step in detection of problems, whether they are clinical maladies or training issues. As they constantly study their horses' responses to their environments they are all, in effect, students of horse behavior. Drawing on over 1,000 references, Equine Behavior explores the subject from first principles by considering the behavior of free-ranging horses and considering ways in which management and training influences the responses of domestic horses. All too often veterinarians feel that management of the mental health of equine patients is beyond their expertise. This book addresses many important gaps to enable practitioners to understand how horses can learn to perform unwelcome behaviors and how to change those behaviors where appropriate. The new edition builds on the success of its pioneering predecessor and presents a thorough revision of all chapters to reflect the latest developments in this dynamic field. The chapter on equitation science has been expanded and there have been major revisions to the sections on stereotypic behavior, cognition studies, nutrition and housing. The book remains a must-have purchase for all veterinarians who deal with horses, for equine scientists, trainers and everybody with an interest in the subject. Features a practical, hands-on approach to all aspects of equine behavior Discusses all factors that effect equine behavior Contrasts normal behavior with abnormal behavior Reviews all behavioral problems Lists and reviews the latest drug therapies Addresses difficult-to-treat clinical problems such as head-shaking, with insights from the leading researcher in this area Provides a brief clinical evaluation of 'horse-whispering' Illustrates the key behavioral differences between horses and donkeys

Horse behaviour and welfare

Equine Behaviour 11 Review of the literature on feeding, eliminative and resting behaviour Appl Animal Ethol 10:179 -190. Clarke, L.L., M.C. Roberts and R.A. Argenzio, 1990. Feeding and digestive problems in horses: Physiologic ...

Author: M. Hausberger

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9086860338

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

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Horse Behaviour Explained

Henderson, J., Waran, N. and Young, R. (1997): Behavioural enrichment for horses: The effect of foraging device (the “Equiball”) on the performance of stereotypic behaviour in ... Houpt, K. (1995): Influences on Equine Behaviour.

Author: Margit H Zeitler-Feicht

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482221136

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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This book is a general guide to understanding horse behavior, how the horse learns and how horse handlers can adjust their behavior to avoid creating anxiety in the horse. The author begins by providing an overview of the evolution of the horse and the consequences of domestication. She goes on to provide a very detailed description of normal equine behavior and its impact on husbandry and training. This is followed by the causes of abnormal and undesirable behavior in the stable, handling and when being ridden. The author links difficulties arising from the management of horses today with the natural behavior of the horse and recommends therapeutic, as well as training, methods for horses exhibiting behavioral problems. The central theme of this book is prevention or cure of undesirable behavior through understanding making this book useful to anyone who routinely works with horses, and is concerned with equine wellbeing.

The Welfare of Horses

Chapter 1 HORSE BEHAVIOUR: EVOLUTION, DOMESTICATION AND FERALISATION D. GOODWIN Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK University ofSouthampton, University Road, Abstract. The evolution of the horse began some 65 ...

Author: N. Waran

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402061420

Category: Science

Page: 225

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Animal welfare is attracting increasing interest worldwide, but particularly from those in developed countries, who now have the knowledge and resources to be able to offer the best management systems for their farm animals, as well as potentially being able to offer plentiful resources for companion, zoo and laboratory animals. The increased attention given to farm animal welfare in the West derives largely from the fact that the relentless pursuit of financial reward and efficiency has led to the development of intensive animal production systems, that challenge the conscience of many consumers in those countries. In developing countries human survival is still a daily uncertainty, so that provision for animal welfare has to be balanced against human welfare. Welfare is usually provided for only if it supports the output of the animal, be it food, work, clothing, sport or companionship. In reality, there are resources for all if they are properly husbanded in both developing and developed countries. The inequitable division of the world’s riches creates physical and psychological poverty for humans and animals alike in all sectors of the world. Livestock are the world’s biggest land user (FAO, 2002) and the population is increasing rapidly to meet the need of an expanding human population. Populations of farm animals managed by humans are therefore increasing worldwide, and there is the tendency to allocate fewer resources to each animal. Increased attention to welfare issues is just as evident for companion, laboratory, wild and zoo animals.

Japanese Journal of Equine Science

Behaviour and seasonal variation in heart rate in domestic sheep, Ovis aries. Anim. Behav. 36: 35–43. 3. Blaxter, K. L. and Boyne, A. W. (1982). Fasting and maintenance metabolism of sheep. J. agric. Sci. Camb. 99: 611–620. 4.




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Equine Clinical Behaviour

A large number of horses reported to have a compulsive disorder were subsequently video taped for the production of an educational video on equine behaviour . All of the videotaped horses exhibited the reported behaviour .

Author: Verena Bracher



Category: Animal behaviour

Page: 64

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Behaviour Problems in Horses

Preface Horses give us problems in many ways , in both their management and their work . ... It is not a scientific treatise on equine behaviour but a practical guide on problems with emphasis on the general theme of why horses behave ...

Author: Susan McBane

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Horse Behaviour Explained

Functions of equine behaviour Shared walks reinforce the bond between humans and horses , ... We should avoid concentrating only on difficult behaviour , on behaviour in relation to contact with humans ; or on behaviour solely relevant ...

Author: Angelika Schmelzer

Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh


Category: Pets

Page: 79

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A basic understanding of behavioral science will provide riders and horse owners with an abundance of valuable information with which to design an optimal living environment for their horses. The underlying premise is that when a horse’s living conditions reflect its natural needs, when it is permitted to be itself, not only are its well-being, health, and performance enhanced, but it is less likely to develop any vices. In this book the author introduces the reader to behavioral science in an understandable and stimulating way, combining horse-specific behavior with practical stable management. It is a must for all horse lovers who want further insight into the true nature of their four-legged friends.

The Behaviour of the Horse

Caanitz , H. , O'Leary , L. , Houpt , K. , Petersson , K. & Hintz , H. ( 1991 ) Effect of exercise on equine behavior . Applied Animal Behaviour Science 31 , 1-12 . Camhi , J.M. ( 1984a ) Neuroethology : Nerve Cells and the Natural ...

Author: Andrew F. Fraser



Category: Horses

Page: 288

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