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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
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