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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
CAB ReviewFull Text

In many animal species, facial expressions are key elements for recognizing emotions and numerous types of social interaction. Emotions are complex reactions that allow individuals to cope with full events that have either positive or negative meaning and involve certain neurophysiological...

Author(s)
Lezama-García, K.; Orihuela, A.; Olmos-Hernández, A.; Reyes-Long, S.; Mota-Rojas, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 028, pp 1-12
Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore whether the size of paddocks affected social interactions within a group of horses. Furthermore, the effects of the gender composition in groups on social behavior were investigated. The research was done in a horse-riding center. A total of 78 horses and...

Author(s)
Majecka, K.; Klawe, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2018, 21, 1, pp 8-16
Abstract

Horses' ability to adapt to new environments and to acquire new information plays an important role in handling and training. Social learning in particular would be very adaptive for horses as it enables them to flexibly adjust to new environments. In the context of horse handling, social learning...

Author(s)
Burla, J. B.; Siegwart, J.; Nawroth, C.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 6, pp 96
Abstract

This paper presents guidelines on determining the basic needs of horses and factors to consider in assuring the health and welfare of domesticated as well as free range horses.

Author(s)
Hausberger, M.
Publisher
NÉVA Europarc, Créteil, France
Citation
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire - Équine, 2018, 12, 46, pp 21-24
CABI Book Info
Cover for Farm animal behaviour: characteristics for assessment of health and welfare.

The second edition of this book contains 12 chapters that describe the domestication, behaviour, physiology, health, welfare, housing and handling of horses, pigs, rabbits, cattle, sheep, goats, fowls, turkeys, geese, ducks, deer and ratites.

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.; Gunnarsson, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391391)
Type
Book
Abstract

Horses can sleep while standing; however, recumbency is required for rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and therefore essential. Previous research indicated a minimal duration of recumbency of 30 min per 24 h to perform a minimal duration of REM sleep. For group-housed horses, suitable lying area...

Author(s)
Burla, J. B.; Rufener, C.; Bachmann, I.; Gygax, L.; Patt, A.; Hillmann, E.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2017, 4, March, pp 23
Abstract

Horses (Equus caballus) have a rich history in their relationship with humans. Across different cultures and eras they have been utilized for work, show, cultural rituals, consumption, therapy, and companionship and continue to serve in many of these roles today. As one of the most commonly trained ...

Author(s)
Brubaker, L.; Udell, M. A. R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2016, 126, pp 121-131
Abstract

This article discusses the normal behaviour and assurance of wellbeing in ponies used for riding.

Author(s)
Louton, H.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Praktische Tierarzt, 2016, 97, 10, pp 911-913
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

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