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Forty Danish warmblood colts in two replicates were used to investigate the effect of housing and handling in the rearing period on the reactions to humans. The horses entered the experiment after weaning and were housed either individually (n=16) or in groups of three (n=24). Half of the horses...

Author(s)
Søndergaard, E.; Halekoh, U.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2003, 84, 4, pp 265-280
Abstract

This article describes the characteristics of individual and group housing of horses based on the age, sex, health and behavioural requirements.

Author(s)
Zeitler-Feicht, M. H.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Pferdefokus, 2012, 3, 4, pp 21...29
Abstract

The aim of this study was a comparison of the behaviour and stress burden of horses in a tie stalls, stabling in individual boxes and keeping horses in small groups in a group box, each with daily paddock movement (approx. 7 h). The study was carried out with eight healthy warmblood horses at the...

Author(s)
Hoffmann, G.; Wagels, E.; Kräft, S.; Goossens, L.; Ammon, C.; Georg, H.; Feige, K.
Publisher
Hippiatrika Verlag GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Pferdeheilkunde, 2012, 28, 6, pp 702...710
Abstract

The predominant housing system used for domestic horses is individual stabling; however, housing that limits social interaction and requires the horse to live in semi-isolation has been reported to be a concern for equine welfare. The aim of the current study was to compare behavioural and...

Author(s)
Yarnell, K.; Hall, C.; Royle, C.; Walker, S. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2015, 143, pp 51-57