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The objective of the investigation was to quantify if the size of a group does have an effect on the behaviour of young horses. The data of two small groups (A and B) were compared with data of one big group with 23 horses (group C). The movement and lying behaviour of the horses were measured with ...

Author(s)
Rose-Meierhöfer, S.; Hoffmann, G.; Standke, K.; Brunsch, R.
Publisher
Cemagref, Aubiere, France
Citation
International Conference on Agricultural Engineering - AgEng 2010: towards environmental technologies, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 6-8 September 2010, 2010, pp 033
Abstract

Horses are highly social animals that have evolved to live in social groups. However, in modern husbandry systems, single housing prevails where horses experience social isolation, a challenge-to-welfare factor. One major reason for this single housing is the owners' concerns that horses may injure ...

Author(s)
Fureix, C.; Bourjade, M.; Henry, S.; Sankey, C.; Hausberger, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2012, 138, 3/4, pp 216-228
Abstract

This review is a compilation of data from several studies that focused on the analysis of sexual behavior of donkeys. This review addresses aspects of sexual behavior of male and female including data obtained in evaluations under field and controlled breeding management systems as during extensive ...

Author(s)
Henry, M.; Lago, L. A.; Mendonça, L. F.
Publisher
Colégio Brasileiro de Reprodução Animal, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Citation
Revista Brasileira de Reprodução Animal, 2009, 33, 4, pp 223-230
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It is often discussed that the inactivity of horses causes diseases of their musculoskeletal system. Due to these problems the objective of the investigation was to quantify if the size of a group does has an effect on the behaviour of young horses. Data from 42 horses in the age of one to two...

Author(s)
Rose-Meierhöfer, S.; Hoffmann, G.; Standke, K.
Publisher
Tribun EU, Brno, Czech Republic
Citation
Sustainable animal husbandry: prevention is better than cure, Volume 2. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of the International Society for Animal Hygiene (ISAH), Vechta, Germany, 19th to 23rd July 2009, 2009, pp 1081-1084
Abstract

Many horse owners tend to group horses according to gender, in an attempt to reduce aggressive interactions and the risk of injuries. The aim of our experiment was to test the effects of such gender separation on injuries, social interactions and individual distance in domestic horses. A total of...

Author(s)
Jørgensen, G. H. M.; Borsheim, L.; Mejdell, C. M.; Søndergaard, E.; Bøe, K. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 120, 1/2, pp 94-99
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Aspects related to social organization and its effects on the reproductive behavior of domestic stallions breeding under free range management systems have not been studied. This study was carried out with the following objectives: to identify the social units established between Brazilian Pony...

Author(s)
Tarouco, A. K.; Freitas, C. C.; Neves, A. P.; Gregory, R. M.; Mattos, R. C.
Publisher
Colégio Brasileiro de Reprodução Animal, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Citation
Animal Reproduction (Belo Horizonte), 2009, 6, 4, pp 535-545
Abstract

Social dynamics and maintenance of social cohesion were studied by analysing social interventions in two groups of horses consisting of adult mares, their offspring, adult geldings and sub-adults. The animals were observed for a total of 1316 h. All relevant dyadic and triadic social interactions,...

Author(s)
VanDierendonck, M. C.; Vries, H. de; Schilder, M. B. H.; Colenbrander, B.; Þorhallsdóttir, A. G.; Sigurjónsdóttir, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 116, 1, pp 67-73
Abstract

This study aimed at determining the effect of the increase of foraging opportunities on the behaviour and welfare of breeding mares housed in individual boxes but allowed outside 6 h a day in a bare paddock. One hundred Arab breeding mares were divided into two groups of 50 according to the...

Author(s)
Benhajali, H.; Richard-Yris, M. A.; Ezzaouia, M.; Charfi, F.; Hausberger, M.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2009, 3, 9, pp 1308-1312
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Behavior of three herds on specific, marshy terrains of Biebrza National Park were studied during July and August 2008. Observations of herds behavior have been carried out in three periods of the day. The following behavioral patterns were studied: ingestive behavior, resting behavior, eliminative ...

Author(s)
Łojek, J.; Burzyńska, K.; Laskowski, M.
Publisher
Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Citation
Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Animal Science, 2009, No.46, pp 269-279
Abstract

The behavioral effects of the immunocontraceptive agent porcine zona pellucida (PZP) have not been adequately studied. Important managerial decisions for several species, including the wild horse (Equus caballus), have been based on this limited research. We studied 30 horses on Shackleford Banks,...

Author(s)
Nuñez, C. M. V.; Adelman, J. S.; Mason, C.; Rubenstein, D. I.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 117, 1/2, pp 74-83

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