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 position in the family, abandonment and neglect of unwanted horses, euthanasia and legislative considerations are discussed.
|Publication Title||Equine welfare|
|Location of Publication||Oxford|
|Author Address||Loving Equine Clinic, Boulder, Colorado, USA.|
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