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Play is an important element of the young Mammal's life and is integral part of its behavioural development. Studies performed on different species show that its decrease or disappearance at a young age is a potential indicator of poor welfare, or can be a consequence of attachment problems to the...

Author(s)
Hausberger, M.; Fureix, C.; Bourjade, M.; Swessel-Robert, S.; Richard, M. A.
Publisher
Les Haras Nationaux, Le Pin au Haras, France
Citation
36e Journée de la recherche équine, Le Pin au Haras, France, jeudi 4 mars 2010, 2010, pp 123-131
Abstract

It frequently happens that yearlings have to spend a few days in individual boxes, in preparation for the sales, for care purposes or because of water-soaked paddocks. Breeders' experience and several scientific publications make us think that this temporary isolation could make the animal more...

Author(s)
Lansade, L.; Neveux, C.; Coorevits, S.; Lévy, F.
Publisher
Les Haras Nationaux, Le Pin au Haras, France
Citation
36e Journée de la recherche équine, Le Pin au Haras, France, jeudi 4 mars 2010, 2010, pp 141-151
Abstract

The horse's behaviour strongly influences its suitability for riding activity. As professionals and amatory riders were interested by tests aimed at measuring the horse temperament, several scientific studies were conducted. From these studies, two sets of standardised tests were created: - the...

Author(s)
Lansade, L.; Dubois, C.; Gillot, A.; Delfosse, A.; Bon, M. le; Roche, H.; Yvon, J. M.; Foisnel, S.; Rizo, S.; Menard, C.; Baumgartner, M.; Vidament, M.
Publisher
Les Haras Nationaux, Le Pin au Haras, France
Citation
36e Journée de la recherche équine, Le Pin au Haras, France, jeudi 4 mars 2010, 2010, pp 177-185
Abstract

Gregarious animals living in permanent social groups experience intra-group competition. Conflicts over resources can escalate into costly aggression and, in some conditions, non-dispersive forms of conflict resolution may be favoured. Post-conflict friendly reunions, hence reconciliation, have...

Author(s)
Cozzi, A.; Sighieri, C.; Gazzano, A.; Nicol, C. J.; Baragli, P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2010, 85, 2, pp 185-190
Abstract

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 has an effect on the behaviour of young horses. Data from 42 horses in the age of one to two years...

Author(s)
Rose-Meierhöfer, S.; Standke, K.; Hoffmann, G.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Züchtungskunde, 2010, 82, 4, pp 282-291
Abstract

The Caballo Fino Chilote (CFCh) is the only Chilean pony breed and a unique genetic resource. A group of seven CFCh stallions were observed for 60 hours, during summer, at INIA-Butalcura research station, Chiloé Island, under restricted space and access to water conditions. Scan sampling every five ...

Author(s)
Tadich, T. A.; Pulido, R. G.
Publisher
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
Citation
Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria, 2010, 42, 3, pp 195-201
CABI Book Info
Cover for The behaviour and welfare of the horse.

The second edition of this book contains 16 chapters that discuss the development and neurophysiology of horse behaviour, physical activities such as eating and drinking, grooming and comfort behaviour, gait, movement, territoriality, rest, reproductive behaviour, maternal and human care of foals,...

Author(s)
Fraser, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936280)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Spatial factors.

This chapter describes the space use and requirements and construction of suitable environments and housing for horses.

Author(s)
Fraser, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936280)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Development and social behaviour.

The postnatal development and behavioural activities and characteristics of foals are described, including interactions with other horses and with humans.

Author(s)
Fraser, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936280)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Social relationships are important in social species. These relationships, based on repeated interactions, define each partner's expectations during the following encounters. The creation of a relationship implies high social cognitive abilities which require that each partner is able to associate...

Author(s)
Sankey, C.; Richard-Yris, M. A.; Leroy, H.; Henry, S.; Hausberger, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2010, 79, 4, pp 869-875

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