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  1. Genetic improvement of the horse (Chapter 17)

    Contributor(s):: T. Arnason, L. Dale Van Vleck

    From the time man domesticated horses some 5000-6000 years ago, horses have been subject to many forms of artificial selection that have resulted in gradual genetic changes. Differences found among breeds of horses are due to forces of artificial as well as natural selection, in addition to...

  2. The human-dog relationship: a tale of two species

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    | Contributor(s):: Alan M. Beck, C. N.L. Macpherson (editor), F. X. Meslin (editor), Alexander I. Wandeler (editor)

    It is common that different species of animals may share the same environmentand often benefit from each other's presence. They may follow one another forfood, or flee together even when only one senses the danger. In natural symbioticrelationships, one participant does not...

  3. General principles of stress and well-being

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    | Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin (editor), P B Siegel, W B Gross

    At every level of biological organization, be it molecular, cellular, organismic, population or interspecies, equilibrium patterns emerge. The concept of evolutionary stable strategies in natural populations is well accepted in biological circles. Artificial selection, the foundation of livestock...

  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. 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.

  7. 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...