Risk Factors of Anesthesia-Related Mortality and Morbidity in One Equine Hospital: A Retrospective Study on 1,161 Cases Undergoing Elective or Emergency Surgeries
| Contributor(s):: Chiara Laurenza, Lèa Ansart, Karine Portier
A retrospective analysis was performed to determine mortality and morbidity rates for elective and emergency cases in an equine university teaching hospital. It investigated the effect of horse-, anesthetic-, timing, and clinician experience-related variables on anesthetic complications. In...
HERO Barn, a non-profit 501c3 horse and farm animal rescue organization, exists to provide rescue and rehabilitation of unwanted, abused, neglected or abandoned equine or farm animals, in part, through establishing mutually beneficial relationships with our community. Everyone getting what they...
Does the start of flat races influence racehorse race performance?
| Contributor(s):: Wells, Isobel, Randle, Hayley, Williams, Jane M.
Hippotherapy in neurodevelopmental disorders: a narrative review focusing on cognitive and behavioral outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Maresca, G., Portaro, S., Naro, A., Crisafulli, R., Raffa, A., Scarcella, I., Aliberti, B., Gemelli, G., Calabrò, R. S.
Feeding time in horses provided roughage in different combinations of haynets and on the stable floor
| Contributor(s):: Lundqvist, Hanna, Elisabeth Müller, Cecilia
Equine-Assisted Therapies for Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Heussen, N., Häusler, M.
Shelter use by horses during summer in relation to weather conditions and horsefly (Tabanidae) prevalence
| Contributor(s):: Christensen, Janne Winther, Andersen, Agnete Gargulak, Skovbo, Karina Nymark, Skovgård, Henrik
The Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities on the Attachment Security of Abused Women
| Contributor(s):: Ilana B. Silver
The present study was designed to explore the impact of equine-assisted activities on attachment security among women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Attachment security was assessed at three different time points using the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECR)...
Whole-Genome Signatures of Selection in Sport Horses Revealed Selection Footprints Related to Musculoskeletal System Development Processes
| Contributor(s):: Siavash Salek Ardestani, Mehdi Aminafshar, Mohammad Bagher Zandi Baghche Maryam, Mohammad Hossein Banabazi, Mehdi Sargolzaei, Younes Miar
Selective breeding has led to gradual changes at the genome level of horses. Deciphering selective pressure patterns is progressive to understand how breeding strategies have shaped the sport horse genome; although, little is known about the genomic regions under selective pressures in sport...
National Equine Institute of Growth and Healing, Inc. (N.E.I.G.H.)
Here at the National Equine Institute of Growth through Healing, Inc. (N.E.I.G.H.) we develop and deliver life-enriching, educational activities that can bring empowerment, healing, and behavior improvement through our equine and human behavior programs. We support this...
The Efficacy of Equine Assisted Therapy in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
| Contributor(s):: Amy Hofmann
This study examines the effects of equine-assisted psychotherapies in children with an autism spectrum disorder. The CARS-2 and Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire parent-report questionnaires were used for evaluation, as well open-ended questions. A single researcher contacted and...
Increased Rider Weight Did Not Induce Changes in Behavior and Physiological Parameters in Horses
| Contributor(s):: JanneWinther Christensen, Suzie Bathellier, Marie Rhodin, Rupert Palme, Mette Uldahl
Recent studies have reported significant alterations in horse physiological and gait parameters when exposed to increased rider weight during moderate to high intensity exercise. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of increased rider weight (+15% and +25% of the regular rider’s...
The Influence of Pointing Accuracy in an Object-Choice Task with Domestic Horses (Equus caballus)
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth A. Krisch
This study evaluated the influence of pointing accuracy and experimenter identity on domestic horse (Equus caballus) behavior in an object-choice task. Results suggest that after receiving inaccurate pointing cues, horses adapt their responses based on their familiarity with an experimenter,...
A Ten-Stage Protocol for Assessing the Welfare of Individual Non-Captive Wild Animals: Free-Roaming Horses (Equus Ferus Caballus) as an Example
| Contributor(s):: Andrea M. Harvey, Ngaio J. Beausoleil, Daniel Ramp, David J. Mellor
Knowledge of the welfare status of wild animals is vital for informing debates about the ways in which we interact with wild animals and their habitats. Currently, there is no published information about how to scientifically assess the welfare of free-roaming wild animals during their normal...
Ride Utah! Resiliency-Building Horse Rides for Military Personnel and Families
| Contributor(s):: Karl H. Hoopes, Makenna Osborne
To introduce and provide equine-related activities to military personnel and their families, Utah State University Equine Extension created and implemented an effective program called Ride Utah! Equine-related activities have been shown to improve mental health and build strong family...
Reward Preferences in Domestic Horses (Equus caballus)
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth E. Jaeger
The present study examined stress response in domestic horses (Equus caballus) to determine if horses show preference for either traditional or natural horsemanship training methods to test the hypothesis that natural horsemanship would induce less stress. Our results show that natural...
Effects of Transport Conditions on Behavioural and Physiological Responses of Horses
| Contributor(s):: Barbara Padalino, Sharanne L Raidal
The regulations for minimal space and direction of travel for land transport in horses vary worldwide and there is currently no definitive guidance to promote equine health and welfare. This study evaluated the effects of bay size and direction of travel (forwards/backwards) in horses by...
Social Referencing in the Domestic Horse
| Contributor(s):: Anne Schrimpf, Marie-Sophie Single, Christian Nawroth
Dogs and cats use human emotional information directed to an unfamiliar situation to guide their behavior, known as social referencing. It is not clear whether other domestic species show similar socio-cognitive abilities in interacting with humans. We investigated whether horses (n = 46)...
At Freedom Rehabilitation we strive to get our clients back to what matters most. We assist individuals with recent injury, long term injury, and musculoskeletal, and neurologic conditions with returning to the activities that make life meaningful.
National 4-H Hippology and Livestock Skillathon Contests Affect Knowledge and Skills
| Contributor(s):: Savanna Tomoson, Rosemarie Nold
Using a mixed model, we evaluated effects of national 4-H hippology and livestock skillathon contests on youths' content knowledge, 21st century skills, and postsecondary plans. Hippology participants gained significant knowledge in all topics except breeds, and livestock skillathon...