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Poker Face: Discrepancies in behaviour and affective states in horses during stressful handling procedures

By Keith Squibb, Kym Griffin, Rebecca Favier, Carrie Ijichi

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Correct assessment of stress in horses is important for both horse welfare and handler safety during necessary aversive procedures. Handlers depend on behaviour when judging how well an individual is tolerating stressful procedures such as loading or veterinary intervention. However, evidence...

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  1. Coping
  2. Heart rate
  3. Laterality
  4. Stress
  5. thermography
  6. welfare