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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 new ethic for animals and the equine industry

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  3. Equine welfare and ethics

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B.

  4. Welfare issues with the carriage horse. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Baldwin, J.

    This chapter gives a brief overview of the urban carriage horse industry in the larger US cities. Common health problems in carriage horses and health regulations are described. Moreover, some relevant welfare issues are outlined.

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. Horses ( Equus caballus )

    Contributor(s):: Ekesbo, I.

    This chapter covers horse domestication, changes in the animals and their environment, management, behaviour and welfare. Focus is given on innate or learned behaviour and different types of social behaviour. Some of the normal physiological frequency values of interest at clinical examination...

  8. Development and social behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, A.

    The postnatal development and behavioural activities and characteristics of foals are described, including interactions with other horses and with humans.

  9. 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.

  10. Relations between attitudes at work, spinal problems and relationship of man with horse

    Contributor(s):: Lesimple, C., Fureix, C., Menguy, H., Richard-Yris, M. A., Hausberger, M.

    Behavioural problems, in particular aggression towards humans, are a common source of accidents amongst professionals. On another hand, vertebral problems, possible source of bad welfare or pain, are regularly reported on riding horses. In the present study, we wanted to investigate the links...

  11. Raising welfare standards for endurance riding. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Loving, N. S.

    This chapter covers the welfare issues associated with the use of horses in endurance riding. Endurance riding is described as well as the inherent risks of the sport. Regulations and standards that are followed in endurance riding are presented. Measures to avoid metabolic consequences in...

  12. 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...