Equine Behaviour

Principles and Practice

Author: Daniel S. Mills,Kathryn J. Nankervis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118708067

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 2851


Understanding the flexibility and limits of behaviour is essential to improving both the horse's welfare and its performance. This book tackles the fundamental principles which will enable owners, riders, trainers and students to understand scientific principles and apply them in practice. Subjects covered include the analysis of influences on equine behaviour, the perceptual world of the horse, learning and training techniques including the latest developments in "join-up" and "imprint training".

Equine Behaviour in Mind

Applying Behavioural Science to the Way We Keep, Work and Care for Horses

Author: Suzanne Rogers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781789180077

Category: Pets

Page: 232

View: 5431


Horse behaviour is discussed in a range of contexts, including breeding, training and competing. A behaviourally-minded approach to teaching riding, to medical and dental check-ups, to rehabilitation and rescue, and to driving change for horse welfare in both developed and developing countries is also covered. Equine Behaviour in Mind will enable readers to think critically in an objective way about how they manage and work with their horses.

Equine Behaviour Problems

A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Mary Marsden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845939793


Page: N.A

View: 6825


Equine behaviour has become a popular part of horse management and a vital component of many animal and veterinary science courses. This textbook discusses common behaviour problems in horses and how to deal with them, providing a useful guide for students, equine professionals and owners. It reviews differential diagnosis, behaviour assessments, and problem solving techniques, as well as common behaviour problems such as crib biting and head shaking. Taking a practical and scientific approach that incorporates the author's years of experience and clinical data, this book is an essential resource for anyone interested in equine behaviour.

The Welfare of Horses

Author: N. Waran

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306482150

Category: Science

Page: 225

View: 1534


This book describes the development of horse behaviour, and the way in which the management of horses today affects their welfare. Horses for sport, companionship and work are considered and ways of improving their welfare by better training and management is described. The book assesses welfare, nutrition, and behaviour problems with horses. The authors include internationally-recognised scientists from Britain, Ireland, USA and Australia.

Knowing Your Horse

A Guide to Equine Learning, Training and Behaviour

Author: Emma Lethbridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444316025

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 5025


If you understand how your horse learns and why your training is effective, you can train faster, more ethically, and more sympathetically. Emma Lethbridge thoroughly but simply explains learning theory, and how to apply it in a way that is both efficient for training and holds the horse’s welfare paramount. Knowing Your Horse will be a key resource for those wishing to better understand their horse’s behavior, and to make the most of that understanding to improve their training techniques.

The Domestic Horse

The Origins, Development and Management of Its Behaviour

Author: D. S. Mills,S. M. McDonnell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521891134

Category: Pets

Page: 249

View: 6498


This fascinating 2005 book gives an insight into the behaviour of the domestic horse. Suitable for scientists, professionals and enthusiastic owners.

Horse behaviour and welfare

Author: M. Hausberger,E. Sondergaard,W. Martin-Rosset

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9086860338

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

View: 6413



Equine Behavior - E-Book

A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists

Author: Paul McGreevy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052922

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 8817


Equine Behavior: A guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists is the quintessential reference for all who really want to know what makes horses tick. Research in horse behavior has made great strides in recent years. This book examines the truth behind modern trends and ancient traditions. Full of insight, it rounds up the latest findings of practitioners and researchers from all over the world, drawing on both cutting-edge research and best practice. With more than 1,000 references, the book explores equine behavior from first principles, by considering the behavior of free-ranging horses and focusing on ways in which management and training influence the responses of their domestic counterparts. Equine physicians, trainers, handlers and owners all need to be students of equine behavior, because the first sign of a problem is often a change in behavior. So, whether you own, ride, lead, groom, feed or heal horses, what you observe is vital to your understanding. Behavioral problems in the stable and under saddle are a grave concern for equine veterinarians worldwide, because they can lead to poor performance, welfare issues, abuse and, ultimately, wastage. Traditionally, veterinarians gave priority to the physical health of their equine patients. This book is a unique attempt to demonstrate the way science can throw light on how and why problems and unwelcome behaviors arise. It also offers ways to bring about change for the better. Beautifully illustrated with more than 500 photographs and line diagrams, Equine Behavior: A guide for veterinarians and equine scientists is an essential resource for practising veterinarians, students and enthusiasts with a specific interest in horses, ponies, and donkeys. Professional trainers and handlers, equine scientists and behavior therapists will also find its contents invaluable. Paul McGreevy is Senior Lecturer in Animal Behavior at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science Features a practical, hands-on approach to all aspects of equine behavior Discusses all factors that effect equine behavior Contrasts normal behavior with abnormal behavior Reviews all behavioral problems Lists and reviews the latest drug therapies Addresses difficult-to-treat clinical problems such as head-shaking, with insights from the leading researcher in this area Provides a brief clinical evaluation of 'horse-whispering' Illustrates the key behavioral differences between horses and donkeys