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Group housing provides horses with social contact, a lack of which is associated with health and behavior problems. Despite the benefits of group housing for horses, horse owners are concerned about aggression and resulting injuries. This study focused on agonistic and affiliative interactions in a ...

Author(s)
Pierard, M.; McGreevy, P.; Geers, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2019, 29, pp 61-69
Abstract

We explore how herd composition and management factors correlate with frequencies of social interactions in horse groups. Since the welfare of horses correlates with low aggression levels and social contact opportunities, information of this kind is important. The data are a collection of records...

Author(s)
Sigurjónsdóttir, H.; Haraldsson, H.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 1, pp 14
CAB ReviewFull Text

In many animal species, facial expressions are key elements for recognizing emotions and numerous types of social interaction. Emotions are complex reactions that allow individuals to cope with full events that have either positive or negative meaning and involve certain neurophysiological...

Author(s)
Lezama-García, K.; Orihuela, A.; Olmos-Hernández, A.; Reyes-Long, S.; Mota-Rojas, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 028, pp 1-12
Abstract

Spatial positioning of individuals in animal groups has been studied from numerous perspectives. However, although many studies have focused on spatial position in flocks of birds and schools of fish, relatively few studies have been conducted in mammals with high accuracy. Because some mammal...

Author(s)
Inoue, S.; Yamamoto, S.; Ringhofer, M.; Mendonça, R. S.; Pereira, C.; Hirata, S.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Mammal Research, 2019, 64, 2, pp 249-259
Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore whether the size of paddocks affected social interactions within a group of horses. Furthermore, the effects of the gender composition in groups on social behavior were investigated. The research was done in a horse-riding center. A total of 78 horses and...

Author(s)
Majecka, K.; Klawe, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2018, 21, 1, pp 8-16
Abstract

Signals of dominance and submissiveness are central to conspecific communication in many species. For domestic animals, sensitivities to these signals in humans may also be beneficial. We presented domestic horses with a free choice between two unfamiliar humans, one adopting a submissive and the...

Author(s)
Smith, A. V.; Wilson, C.; McComb, K.; Proops, L.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2018, 21, 2, pp 307-312
Abstract

Social bond analysis is of major importance for the evaluation of social relationships in group housed horses. However, in equine behaviour literature, studies on social bond analysis are inconsistent. Mutual grooming (horses standing side by side and gently nipping, nuzzling, or rubbing each...

Author(s)
Wolter, R.; Stefanski, V.; Krueger, K.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 11, pp 191
Abstract

Horses' ability to adapt to new environments and to acquire new information plays an important role in handling and training. Social learning in particular would be very adaptive for horses as it enables them to flexibly adjust to new environments. In the context of horse handling, social learning...

Author(s)
Burla, J. B.; Siegwart, J.; Nawroth, C.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 6, pp 96
Abstract

This paper presents guidelines on determining the basic needs of horses and factors to consider in assuring the health and welfare of domesticated as well as free range horses.

Author(s)
Hausberger, M.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire - Équine, 2018, 12, 46, pp 21-24
AbstractFull Text

The aim of this study was to assess whether horses are aware of and affected by emotional states of their stable-mates. Four mare-foal pairs and one gelding were subjected to two types of treatment: (I) - a stress caused by separation of the foal and the dam, or (II) - observing the reactions to...

Author(s)
Żelazna, R.; Jezierski, T.
Publisher
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Jastrzebiec, Poland
Citation
Animal Science Papers and Reports, 2018, 36, 3, pp 333-338

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