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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
Abstract

The horse is a social species and living in group is essential for its welfare. Among horses, stallions are most often bred in isolation. However, it has been shown that stallions are able to live in groups, even with mares. With this study, we want to demonstrate that stallions could live in...

Author(s)
Briard, L.; Deneubourg, J. L.; Petit, O.
Publisher
Institut Français du Cheval et de l'Équitation, Le Pin au Haras, France
Citation
42ème journée de la recherche équine. Actes de colloques, jeudi 17 mars 2016, Paris, France, 2016, pp 121-124
Abstract

In polygynous species with high reproductive skew in males, mothers often show differential investment between sons and daughters. Although consistent sex differential investment has not been found by previous studies in horses, maternal investment beyond weaning has often been overlooked. We...

Author(s)
Stanley, C. R.; Shultz, S.
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands
Citation
Behaviour, 2012, 149, 3/4, pp 251-274
Abstract

A permanent herd of Icelandic horses with four stallions and their harems was studied for a total of 316 hours in a large pasture (215 ha) in May 2007 in Iceland. Interactions between stallions of different harems and other aspects of the horses' behaviour were studied. One stallion and nine horses ...

Author(s)
Sigurjonsdottir, H.; Thorhallsdottir, A. G.; Hafthorsdottir, H. M.; Granquist, S. M.
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, USA
Citation
International Journal of Zoology, 2012, 2012, pp Article ID 162982
Abstract

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

An ethogram of agonistic and related behaviours among equid bachelor band members was developed. Several key studies on equids were reviewed to derive a preliminary inventory of specific behaviours to be included in the ethogram. A bachelor band of domestic pony stallions pastured together was...

Author(s)
McDonnell, S. M.; Haviland, J. C. S.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1995, 43, 3, pp 147-188

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