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  1. Working dogs

    Contributor(s):: Carr, N.

    This chapter looks at working dogs that exist within the leisure environment. One of the foci of this chapter is examining how the presence of working dogs in an environment has been utilized to construct idealized images of leisure and tourism landscapes. This discussion covers both contemporary...

  2. What is a canine athlete?

    Contributor(s):: Zink, M. C., Dyke, J. B. van

    Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. It encompasses and integrates a variety of fields, including orthopedics, exercise physiology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology, nutrition, and others. Rehabilitation, which includes conditioning...

  3. Rodeo and recollection - applied ethics and western philosophy

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  4. The welfare of horses and other equids

    Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M., Fraser, A. F.

    This chapter discusses the different forms of ill-treatment and neglect; riding, whipping and working; training methods; breeding; housing and management; and the effect of surgical operations in relation to the welfare of racehorses, donkeys and mules.

  5. Welfare issues in the rodeo horse. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Corey, D.

    This chapter covers welfare issues in the rodeo horse. The history of rodeos, the most physically challenging rodeo events, timed events, welfare of rodeo livestock during transport, use of whips and similar devices, drug and medication policies, non-sanctioned rodeo events and non-competitive...

  6. Horses ( Equus caballus )

    Contributor(s):: Ekesbo, I.

    This chapter covers horse domestication, changes in the animals and their environment, management, behaviour and welfare. Focus is given on innate or learned behaviour and different types of social behaviour. Some of the normal physiological frequency values of interest at clinical examination...

  7. Development and social behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, A.

    The postnatal development and behavioural activities and characteristics of foals are described, including interactions with other horses and with humans.

  8. Out of sight, out of mind! Horses are sensitive to humans during interactions? [French]

    Contributor(s):: Fureix, C., Sankey, C., Vallet, A. S., Andre, N., Hausberger, M.

    Horses' reactions towards humans are a combined result of their temperament, their previous experience, but also of the skills of the human they are interacting with. However, very little is known yet about the relevant elements that have to be considered when humans interact with horses. Here we...

  9. Early experience and behavioural development in foals. (EAAP Publication No.122)

    Contributor(s):: Hausberger, M., Henry, S., Richard-Yris, M. A.

    The effect of breeding and farm management practices, handling and other environmental factors on the behavioural development of foals are discussed.

  10. Effects of period, type and duration of handling on manageability, reactivity and learning ability of horses. (EAAP Publication No.122)

    Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Boivin, X., Bouissou, M. F.

    Manageability, reactivity and learning ability of horses are three essential characteristics for the rider-horse relationship. In comparison to routine handling, extra handling may reduce fear of humans and general reactivity and thereby improve manageability and learning ability in a variety of...

  11. Relations between attitudes at work, spinal problems and relationship of man with horse

    Contributor(s):: Lesimple, C., Fureix, C., Menguy, H., Richard-Yris, M. A., Hausberger, M.

    Behavioural problems, in particular aggression towards humans, are a common source of accidents amongst professionals. On another hand, vertebral problems, possible source of bad welfare or pain, are regularly reported on riding horses. In the present study, we wanted to investigate the links...

  12. Raising welfare standards for endurance riding. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Loving, N. S.

    This chapter covers the welfare issues associated with the use of horses in endurance riding. Endurance riding is described as well as the inherent risks of the sport. Regulations and standards that are followed in endurance riding are presented. Measures to avoid metabolic consequences in...

  13. The horse as a companion animal. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Loving, N. S.

    This chapter focuses on the welfare issues associated with horses kept as companion animals. The use of the companion horse for athletic pursuits, breeding, overprotection of foals, incompatibility of the horse to the purchaser, sale and purchase of horses with behavioural problems, loss of...