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Imprinting is the technique of nursing an animal like an individual of his own species. This includes carrying out natural handling of the foal from the moment of birth and during the subsequent days, modifying its personality. This learning process only happens in a brief sensitive period after...

Author(s)
González del Pino, F.; Escalante, F.; Wilde, O. R.
Publisher
Veterinaria Organizacion S.L., Malaga, Spain
Citation
REDVET, 2009, 10, 3, pp 030924
Abstract

Background: Adults play an important role in regulating the social behaviour of young individuals. However, a few pioneer studies suggest that, more than the mere presence of adults, their proportions in social groups affect the social development of young. Here, we hypothesized that aggression...

Author(s)
Bourjade, M.; Roches, A. de B. des; Hausberger, M.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLos One, 2009, No.March, pp e4888
Abstract

The largest proportion of the world's horses are still used for work in agriculture and traction, however in the western countries they are increasingly kept for recreational and social purposes, breeding, sport and competition. It is often assumed that horses enjoys better farming conditions than...

Author(s)
Minero, M.; Canali, E.
Publisher
Edizioni Avenue Media, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Italian Journal of Animal Science, 2009, 8, Supplement 1, pp 219-230
CABI Book Info
Cover for The ethology of domestic animals: an introductory text, modular texts.

This book contains 16 chapters that are divided into 2 main parts. The first part discusses the study and applications of animal behaviour; the genetic and physiological aspects of behaviour; the evolution of behaviour; the effects of domestication on animal behaviour; motivation and organization...

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935368)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour of horses.

The origin, history of domestication, genetics and behaviours of horses are described.

Author(s)
Mills, D.; Redgate, S.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935368)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Previous research on the Assateague horses found that high-ranking females had more surviving offspring than low-ranking females. Variance in reproductive success may be the result of a variety of proximate processes that affect sexual behavior such as mate choice and mate competition. A study was...

Author(s)
Powell, D. M.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of Ethology, 2008, 26, 1, pp 137-144
Abstract

This special issue includes review papers as well as research papers dealing with many aspects of early weaning. The first five review papers include descriptions of theories and mechanisms behind social attachment and separation, progress of natural weaning process, responses to early weaning and...

Author(s)
Dybkjær, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2008, 110, 1/2, pp 1-215
Abstract

A temperament trait is generally defined as individual differences in behaviour that are present early in life and relatively stable across situations and over time. The aim of this study was to test the existence of a trait "gregariousness" in horses, by testing the stability across situations and ...

Author(s)
Lansade, L.; Bouissou, M. F.; Erhard, H. W.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2008, 109, 2/4, pp 355-373
Abstract

We investigated the effects of the introduction of foreign adults on the behavior of young horses. First, we observed the behavior of 1- and 2-year-old domestic horses housed in same-age and same-sex groups (a standard housing system, but different from a natural situation). Then, two same-sex...

Author(s)
Bourjade, M.; Moulinot, M.; Henry, S.; Richard-Yris, M. A.; Hausberger, M.
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New York, USA
Citation
Developmental Psychobiology, 2008, 50, 4, pp 408-417
Abstract

Managers concerned with shrinking habitats and limited resources for wildlife seek effective tools for limiting population growth in some species. Fertility control is one such tool, yet little is known about its impacts on the behavioral ecology of wild, free-roaming animals. We investigated...

Author(s)
Ransom, J. I.; Cade, B. S.; Hobbs, N. T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2010, 124, 1/2, pp 51-60

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