Elevated Sensitivity to Tactile Stimuli in Stereotypic Horses
| Contributor(s):: Sabrina Briefer Freymond, Déborah Bardou, Sandrine Beuret, Iris Bachmann, Klaus Zuberbühler, Elodie F. Briefer
Although stereotypic behaviors are a common problem in captive animals, why certain individuals are more prone to develop them remains elusive. In horses, individuals show considerable differences in how they perceive and react to external events, suggesting that this may partially account for...
In-Person Caretaker Visits Disrupt Ongoing Discomfort Behavior in Hospitalized Equine Orthopedic Surgical Patients
| Contributor(s):: Catherine Torcivia, Sue McDonnell
Horses have evolved to show little indication of discomfort or disability when in the presence of potential predators, including humans. This natural characteristic complicates the recognition of pain in equine patients. It has been our clinical impression that, whenever a person is present,...
Evaluation of several pre-clinical tools for identifying characteristics associated with limb bone fracture in thoroughbred racehorses
| Contributor(s):: Anthony Nicholas Corsten
Catastrophic skeletal fractures in racehorses are devastating not only to the animals, owners and trainers, but also to the perception of the sport in the public eye. The majority of these fatal accidents are unlikely to be due to chance, but are rather an end result failure from stress...
Horses Failed to Learn from Humans by Observation
| Contributor(s):: Maria Vilain Rørvang, Tina Bach Nielsen, Janne Winther Christensen
Animals can acquire new behavior through both individual and social learning. Several studies have investigated horses’ ability to utilize inter-species (human demonstrator) social learning with conflicting results. In this study, we repeat a previous study, which found that horses had...
Oct 06 2022
Animal Assisted Interventions Webinar Series - Decoding equine behavior for wellbeing management: An introduction for AAI professionals
The Welfare of Traveller and Gypsy Owned Horses in the UK and Ireland
| Contributor(s):: Rowland, Marie, Hudson, Neil, Connor, Melanie, Dwyer, Cathy, Coombs, Tamsin
Travellers and Gypsies are recognised ethnic groups in the UK and Ireland. Horse ownership is an important cultural tradition, however, practices associated with poor welfare are often perceived to be linked to these horse owning communities. Despite this, empirical studies on the welfare...
Associations between driving rein tensions and drivers’ reports of the behaviour and driveability of Standardbred trotters
| Contributor(s):: Hartmann, Elke, Byström, Anna, Pökelmann, Mette, Connysson, Malin, Kienapfel-Henseleit, Kathrin, Karlsteen, Magnus, McGreevy, Paul, Egenvall, Agneta
Horses’ resting behaviour in shelters of varying size compared with single boxes
| Contributor(s):: Kjellberg, Linda, Sassner, Hanna, Yngvesson, Jenny
Female horses are more socially dependent than geldings kept in riding clubs
| Contributor(s):: Górecka-Bruzda, Aleksandra, Jastrzębska, Ewa, Drewka, Magdalena, Nadolna, Zuzanna, Becker, Katarzyna, Lansade, Lea
Multiple handlers, several owner changes and short relationship lengths affect horses’ responses to novel object tests
| Contributor(s):: Liehrmann, Océane, Viitanen, Alisa, Riihonen, Veera, Alander, Emmi, Koski, Sonja E., Lummaa, Virpi, Lansade, Léa
Acute changes in oxytocin predict behavioral responses to foundation training in horses
| Contributor(s):: Niittynen, Taru, Riihonen, Veera, Moscovice, Liza R., Koski, Sonja E.
The Relevance of Internal Working Models of Self and Others for Equine-Assisted Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
| Contributor(s):: Kovács, G., van Dijke, A., Leontjevas, R., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
Analysis of Trunk Neuromuscular Activation During Equine-Assisted Therapy in Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: de Mello, E. C., Diniz, L. H., Lage, J. B., Ribeiro, M. F., Bevilacqua Junior, D. E., Rosa, R. C., Cardoso, F. A. G., Ferreira, A. A., Ferraz, M. L. F., Teixeira, V. P. A., Espindula, A. P.
Does Hippotherapy Improve the Functions in Children with Cerebral Palsy? Systematic Review Based on the International Classification of Functioning
| Contributor(s):: Pantera, E., Froment, P., Vernay, D.
Dog and cat as a mirror of the human soul? Qualitative evaluation of a pre-post interventionHund und Katze als Spiegel der menschlichen Seele? - Eine Prei-Post-Lnterventionsstudie mit qualitativer Evaluation
| Contributor(s):: Hopf, J., Edelhauser, F., Neumann, M.
Preliminary efficacy of occupational therapy in an equine environment for youth with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Peters, B. Caitlin, Wood, Wendy, Hepburn, Susan, Moody, Eric J.
The Effects of Animal- Assisted Therapy on the Health and Well- Being of Military Veterans: A Systematic Scoping Review and Recommendations for Future Research
| Contributor(s):: Brooke Fonseka, Fiona Marshall, Laura J. Edwards
Veterans of the armed forces may have experienced a range of physical and psychological traumas during their service, which can lead to long-standing problems with health and well-being, sometimes compounded with challenges accessing and engaging with support. Animal-assisted therapies (AAT)...
Tacit Knowledge Within Equine-Assisted Intervention (EAI): How Social Relation Theory and Emotional Work Theory Provide Access to an Elusive Form of Knowledge
| Contributor(s):: Catharina Carlsson, Daniel Nilsson Ranta
This paper aims to analyze the central features within equine-assisted intervention (EAI) and the primary concepts of Goffman's theories of social identity and Hochschild's theories of emotional work. Analyzing a dialog with participants viewing the video recordings of their own EAI...
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Students are usually referred to the Center by physicians, therapists, teachers, family members and friends. Our students are challenged by various disabling conditions including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, sight and hearing deficit, developmental and learning disabilities. Their...