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  1. Post-communist canine: a feminist approach to women and dogs in canine performance sports in Poland

    Contributor(s):: Wlodarczyk, J.

    The article attempts to present the complexity of relationships between women, capitalism, democracy, and competitive dog training in post-communist Poland. The article documents the correlation between increased involvement of women in competitive canine sports in Poland after 1989, changes in...

  2. Cognition and learning in horses (Equus caballus): what we know and why we should ask more

    Contributor(s):: Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A. R.

    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...

  3. Changing human-animal relationships in sport: an analysis of the UK and Australian horse racing whips debates

    Contributor(s):: Graham, R., McManus, P.

    Changing social values and new technologies have contributed to increasing media attention and debate about the acceptable use of animals in sport. This paper focuses on the use of the whip in thoroughbred horse racing. Those who defend its use argue it is a necessary tool needed for safety,...

  4. Evidence of heterospecific referential communication from domestic horses (Equus caballus) to humans

    Contributor(s):: Malavasi, R., Huber, L.

    Referential communication occurs when a sender elaborates its gestures to direct the attention of a recipient to its role in pursuit of the desired goal, e.g. by pointing or showing an object, thereby informing the recipient what it wants. If the gesture is successful, the sender and the...

  5. 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...

  6. Ethische Aspekte der physischen und der psychischen Belastung des Pferdes durch dessen reiterliche Nutzung

    Contributor(s):: Meyer, H.

  7. Don't fence me in: managing psychological well being for elite performance horses

    Contributor(s):: Henderson, A. J. Z.

    This article posits that stereotypical behavior patterns and the overall psychological well being of today's performance horse could be substantially enhanced with care that acknowledges the relationship between domesticated horses and their forerunners. Feral horses typically roam in stable,...

  8. Management practices associated with owner-reported stable-related and handling behaviour problems in UK leisure horses

    Contributor(s):: Hockenhull, J., Creighton, E.

    Stable-related and handling behaviour problems are highly prevalent in UK leisure horses. Associations between routine management practices and behaviour problems have been identified in racehorses and performance horses but it is unknown whether these practices are also associated with behaviour...

  9. A note on the force of whip impacts delivered by jockeys using forehand and backhand strikes

    Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Hawson, L. A., Salvin, H., McLean, A. N.

    The Australian Racing Board makes a distinction under its Rules of Racing concerning whip use between forehand and backhand whip action that is critically important: before the final 100 m of a race, the whip shall be used in a forehand manner neither in consecutive strides nor on more than 5...

  10. 'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs

    Contributor(s):: Harding, S.

  11. Application of Qualitative Behavioural Assessment to horses during an endurance ride

    Contributor(s):: Fleming, P. A., Paisley, C. L., Barnes, A. L., Wemelsfelder, F.

  12. Cross-modal individual recognition in domestic horses ( Equus caballus) extends to familiar humans

    Contributor(s):: Proops, L., McComb, K.

  13. Heart rate variability in horses engaged in equine-assisted activities

    Contributor(s):: Gehrke, E. K., Baldwin, A., Schiltz, P. M.

  14. How "natural" training methods can affect equine mental state? A critical approach - a review

    Contributor(s):: Rozempolska-Rucinska, I., Trojan, M., Kosik, E., Prochniak, T., Gorecka-Bruzda, A.

  15. The influence of cerebral lateralisation on the behaviour of the racing greyhound

    Contributor(s):: Schneider, L. A., Delfabbro, P. H., Burns, N. R.

  16. Human direct actions may alter animal welfare, a study on horses ( Equus caballus )

    Contributor(s):: Lesimple, C., Fureix, C., Menguy, H., Hausberger, M.

    Background: Back pain is the cause of bad welfare in humans and animals. Although vertebral problems are regularly reported on riding horses, these problems are not always identified nor noticed enough to prevent these horses to be used for work. Methodology/Principal Findings: Nineteen horses...

  17. Flight distance and avoidance score in Thoroughbred foals and yearlings and the relationship with handling frequency in the young ages

    Contributor(s):: Masuda, T., Takakura, A., Kobayashi, S.

    Flight and avoidance reactions from human were examined using 168 postweaning Thoroughbred foals in 22 breeding farms. Further 114 yearlings of 168 foals were tested in the following summer. The foal handlings by the stabler were asked in questionnaire. The relationship between the behavioural...

  18. A preliminary study of the effects of handling type on horses' emotional reactivity and the human-horse relationship

    Contributor(s):: Fureix, C., Pages, M., Bon, R., Lassalle, J. M., Kuntz, P., Gonzalez, G.

  19. Equine learning behaviour. (Special Issue: Equine learning behaviour.)

    Contributor(s):: Murphy, J., Arkins, S.

  20. Equine learning behaviour: accounting for ecological constraints and relationships with humans in experimental design. (Special Issue: Equine learning behaviour.)

    Contributor(s):: Hothersall, B., Nicol, C.