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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

The development of a comprehensive ethogram that could be used to record the behaviour of the ridden horse in a range of different scenarios would provide a valuable resource for researchers within equitation science. However, the relevance of the behaviours included in such an ethogram and...

Author(s)
Hall, C.; Heleski, C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2017, 190, pp 102-110
Abstract

Horses are phylogenetically distant from primates, but considerable behavioral links exist between the two. The sociality of horses, characterized by group stability, is similar to that of primates, but different from that of many other ungulates. Although horses and primates are good models for...

Author(s)
Ringhofer, M.; Inoue, S.; Mendonça, R. S.; Pereira, C.; Matsuzawa, T.; Hirata, S.; Yamamoto, S.
Publisher
Springer-Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Primates, 2017, 58, 4, pp 479-484
Abstract

The role of leader in polygynous species has been solely attributed to the male for some time, but recent studies have shown decision making to be distributed within the group. However, the specific reproductive strategy and behavioural repertoire of males in polygynous species such as horses may...

Author(s)
Briard, L.; Deneubourg, J. L.; Petit, O.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2017, 142, pp 56-63
Abstract

In species that move in cohesive groups, animals generally reach decisions through socially distributed processes, and individual knowledge is expected to influence collective decision making. Pooling of information should not be considered a general rule, however, since conflicts of interest may...

Author(s)
Andrieu, J.; Henry, S.; Hausberger, M.; Thierry, B.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Animal Cognition, 2016, 19, 3, pp 451-458
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

Oxytocin is a hormone that may not only influence reproductive mechanisms in mammals but also their social behavior, including pair bonding. We therefore tested if the concentrations of oxytocin and other hormones reveal mate preferences of 13 mares in estrus. Each mare was first exposed to two...

Author(s)
Käser, R.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Thomas, S.; Sieme, H.; Wedekind, C.; Burger, D.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2016, 86, 9, pp 2222-2229
Abstract

Understanding how groups of individuals with different motives come to daily decisions about the exploitation of their environment is a key question in animal behaviour. While interindividual differences are often seen only as a threat to group cohesion, growing evidence shows that they may to some ...

Author(s)
Briard, L.; Dorn, C.; Petit, O.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Ethology, 2015, 121, 9, pp 888-902
Abstract

The predominant housing system used for domestic horses is individual stabling; however, housing that limits social interaction and requires the horse to live in semi-isolation has been reported to be a concern for equine welfare. The aim of the current study was to compare behavioural and...

Author(s)
Yarnell, K.; Hall, C.; Royle, C.; Walker, S. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Physiology & Behavior, 2015, 143, pp 51-57

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