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

By N. S. Loving

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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.

Date 2011
Publication Title Equine welfare
Pages 255-274
ISBN/ISSN 978-1-4051-8763-3
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Location of Publication Oxford
Language English
Author Address Loving Equine Clinic, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal behavior
  2. Animal diseases
  3. Animal welfare
  4. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  5. Body condition
  6. Breeding
  7. Euthanasia
  8. Foals
  9. Horses
  10. Lameness
  11. Laws and regulations
  12. Legislation
  13. obesity
  14. Pain
  15. Pets and companion animals
  16. racehorses
  17. Relationships
  18. riding animals
  19. Sport animals