Community attitudes reflect reporting rates and prevalence of animal mistreatment
| Contributor(s):: Glanville, C., Ford, J., Cook, R., Coleman, G. J.
Community attitudes toward the treatment of animals are important to understand for the development of intervention programs to prevent mistreatment. We aimed to investigate whether previously identified differences between local government areas (LGAs) in the rates of animal mistreatment...
The role of hormones during equine-assisted activity and therapy: a literature review
| Contributor(s):: Ferlazzo, A., Fazio, E., Cravana, C., Medica, P.
Human Preferences for Conformation Attributes and Head-And-Neck Positions in Horses
| Contributor(s):: Georgina L. Caspar, Navneet K. Dhand, Paul D. McGreevy
Human preferences for certain morphological attributes among domestic animals may be entirely individual or, more generally, may reflect evolutionary pressures that favor certain conformation. Artificial selection for attributes, such as short heads and crested necks of horses, may have...
Injury History in the Collegiate Equestrian Athlete: Part II: Head, Upper and Lower Extremities
| Contributor(s):: Michael L. Pilato, Timothy Henry, Drussila Malavase
Purpose: Equestrian sports are known to have a high risk and rate of injury. While there is injury data available on acute injuries in the equestrian population, it is of a general nature. Within that data appears to be a lack of information on the collegiate equestrian athlete. Thus, the...
The Effect of Tree Width on Thoracolumbar and Limb Kinematics, Saddle Pressure Distribution, and Thoracolumbar Dimensions in Sports Horses in Trot and Canter
| Contributor(s):: Russell MacKechnie-Guire, Erik MacKechnie-Guire, Vanessa Fairfax, Diana Fisher, Mark Fisher, Thilo Pfau
This study evaluated the effect of saddle tree width on thoracolumbar and limb kinematics, saddle pressure distribution, and thoracolumbar epaxial musculature dimensions. Correctly fitted saddles were fitted by a Society of Master Saddler Qualified Saddle Fitter in fourteen sports horses (mean...
Editorial: Veterinary Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: David Levine, Henry Steven Adair, Denis J. Marcellin-Little, Michael Jaffe, Andris J. Kaneps
Equestrian activities in Romania: the vaulting discipline
| Contributor(s):: Bochis, F.
Perceptions and attitudes towards mules in a group of soldiers
| Contributor(s):: Lagos, J., Rojas, M., Rodrigues, J. B., Tadich, T.
Miniature horse training (Equus caballus) for use in equine assisted therapy, according to equine learning theory
| Contributor(s):: Rocha Medeiros, B. da, Silva, M. M. da, Zanette, P. R. K., Claus, M. P., Cardoso, J.
Anti-Inflammatory State in Arabian Horses Introduced to the Endurance Training
| Contributor(s):: OlgaWitkowska-Piłaszewicz, Piotr Baska, Michał Czopowicz, Magdalena Zmigrodzka, Ewa Szarska, Jarosław Szczepaniak, Zuzanna Nowak, Anna Winnicka, Anna Cywinska
Development of an anti-inflammatory state during physical training has been postulated in both human and equine athletes, but it is not completely understood. The aim of this study was to investigate whether endurance training changes pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine profiles within a...
Fast Horses: The Racehorse in Health, Disease and Afterlife, 1800 - 1920
| Contributor(s):: Esther Harper
Sports historians have identified the 19th century as a period of significant change in the sport of horseracing, during which it evolved from a sporting pastime of the landed gentry into an industry, and came under increased regulatory control from the Jockey Club. Although racehorses were the...
Characterization of Feeding, Sport Management, and Routine Care of the Chilean Corralero Horse during Rodeo Season
| Contributor(s):: Joaquín Bull, Fernando Bas, Macarena Silva-Guzmán, Hope Helen Wentzel, Juan Pablo Keim, Mónica Gandarillas
The aim of this study was to characterize the routine care, training, feeding, and nutritional management of Chilean corralero horses that participated in the rodeos of the Chilean Rodeo Federation. Forty-nine horse farms between the Metropolitan (33°26′16″ south (S)...
Irish Equine Industry Stakeholder Perspectives of Objective Technology for Biomechanical Analyses in the Field
| Contributor(s):: Sonja Egan, Pieter Brama, Denise McGrath
Wearable sensing technologies are increasingly used in human and equine gait research to improve ecological validity of research findings. It is unclear how these tools have penetrated the equine industry or what perspectives industry stakeholders’ hold in relation to these relatively new...
Voluntary Rein Tension in Horses When Moving Unridden in a Dressage Frame Compared with Ridden Tests of the Same Horses—A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Lara Piccolo, Kathrin Kienapfel
Too much rein tension while riding may compromise the welfare of the horse. But who generates the tension on the reins—the horse or the rider? The primary aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the maximum rein tension that horses voluntarily maintain without a rider compared to rein...
Changes in Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Concentration in Arabian Endurance Horses During First Training Season
| Contributor(s):: OlgaWitkowska-Piłaszewicz, Piotr Ba˛ska, Michał Czopowicz, Magdalena Z˙migrodzka, Jarosław Szczepaniak, Ewa Szarska, Anna Winnicka, Anna Cywi´ nska
Sport training leads to adaptation to physical effort that is reflected by the changes in blood parameters. In equine endurance athletes, blood testing is accepted as a support in training, however, only the changes before versus after exercise in creatine phosphokinase activity (CPK) and basic...
Evaluating stress in riding horses: part one - behavior assessment and serum cortisol
| Contributor(s):: Hovey, M. R., Davis, A., Chen, S., Godwin, P., Porr, C. A. S.
Living the 'Best Life' or 'One Size Fits All'—Stakeholder Perceptions of Racehorse Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Deborah Butler, Mathilde Valenchon, Rachel Annan, Helen R. Whay, Siobhan Mullan
The purpose of the study was to explore the perceptions held by British racing industry stakeholders of factors influencing racehorse welfare. Ten focus groups were held across the UK with a total of 42 stakeholders from a range of roles within racehorse care including trainers, stable staff...
Reaching Millennials: Implications for Advertisers of Competitive Sporting Events that Use Animals
| Contributor(s):: Jackie Hill, Mallory Mobly, Billy R. McKim
The purpose of this mixed method, multi-modal case study was to identify the most acceptable video images of animals to use when advertising competitive sporting events. Data were collected from college students at Arizona State University, California State University-Fresno, Texas A&M...
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Radiographic Identification of Osseous Cyst- Like Lesions in the Distal Phalanx in 22 Lame Thoroughbred Horses Managed Conservatively and Their Racing Performance
| Contributor(s):: Vanessa G. Peter, Thomas A. O'Keeffe, Lewis C. R. Smith, Daniela Schweizer-Gorgas
Reasons for performing study: To investigate the racing performance of Thoroughbred horses with osseous cyst-like lesions (OCLLs) in the distal phalanx causing lameness and treated conservatively. Objectives: To assess horses’ ability to race and perform after radiographic identification...