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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

Group dynamics and the social behaviour of mares were investigated in the periods before and after foaling during two non-consecutive years, in a herd of Icelandic horses consisting of adult mares and geldings and juvenile fillies, geldings and colts. The horses were observed 24 h a day for 5-6...

Author(s)
Dierendonck, M. C. van; Sigurjónsdóttir, H.; Colenbrander, B.; Thorhallsdóttir, A. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2004, 89, 3/4, pp 283-297