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...
Welcome to Anthrozoology! Are you interested in learning more about the significance of animals in our lives? The University of Windsor is the only university in Canada offering programs in human-animal interactions! If you’re interested in studying Anthrozoology, you can now get a...
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...
The Ethical Implications of Animal Institutions | Amélie D'hers | TEDxSantaClaraUniversity
| Contributor(s):: Amélie D’hers
Amélie D’hers, originally from Redmond, WA, is a third year at Santa Clara University majoring in Management Information Systems in the business school with a minor in Computer Science. Starting at a young age, Amélie developed a passion for animals and surrounded...
'Horses for Courses': An analysis of equine sports regulation and disciplinary procedures regarding the non-human athlete
| Contributor(s):: Jonathan G Merritt
Sports governing bodies and international sports federations are very powerful organisations within their sphere. The governance of these sports has created a hegemony which does not necessarily serve the interests of those engaged in sport (the ‘ruled’), but instead those who...
Chasing Secretariat's Consent: The Impossibility of Permissible Animal Sports
| Contributor(s):: James Rocha
Tom Regan argued that animal sports cannot be morally permissible because they are cruel and the animals do not voluntarily participate. While Regan is correct about actual animal sports, we should ask whether substantially revised animal sports could be permissible. We can imagine significant...
Post-communist canine: a feminist approach to women and dogs in canine performance sports in Poland
| Contributor(s):: Wlodarczyk, J.
The article attempts to present the complexity of relationships between women, capitalism, democracy, and competitive dog training in post-communist Poland. The article documents the correlation between increased involvement of women in competitive canine sports in Poland after 1989, changes in...
Cognition and learning in horses (Equus caballus): what we know and why we should ask more
| Contributor(s):: Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A. R.
Horses (Equus caballus) have a rich history in their relationship with humans. Across different cultures and eras they have been utilized for work, show, cultural rituals, consumption, therapy, and companionship and continue to serve in many of these roles today. As one of the most commonly...
Changing human-animal relationships in sport: an analysis of the UK and Australian horse racing whips debates
| Contributor(s):: Graham, R., McManus, P.
Changing social values and new technologies have contributed to increasing media attention and debate about the acceptable use of animals in sport. This paper focuses on the use of the whip in thoroughbred horse racing. Those who defend its use argue it is a necessary tool needed for safety,...
Evidence of heterospecific referential communication from domestic horses (Equus caballus) to humans
| Contributor(s):: Malavasi, R., Huber, L.
Referential communication occurs when a sender elaborates its gestures to direct the attention of a recipient to its role in pursuit of the desired goal, e.g. by pointing or showing an object, thereby informing the recipient what it wants. If the gesture is successful, the sender and the...
Analysis of Failure to Finish a Race in a Cohort of Thoroughbred Racehorses in New Zealand
| Contributor(s):: Jasmine Tanner, Chris Rogers, Charlotte Bolwell, Naomi Cogger, Erica Gee, Wayne McIlwraith
The objective was to describe the incidence of failure to finish a race in flat-racing Thoroughbreds in New Zealand as these are summary indicators of falls, injuries and poor performance. Retrospective data on six complete flat racing seasons (n = 188,615 race starts) of all Thoroughbred flat...
Jan 30 2017
American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) 19th Annual Resort Symposium
Dog sports : a mixed methods exploration of motivation in agility participation
| Contributor(s):: Rodney Hulstein
Obesity and physical inactivity are on the rise among Canadians. Dog sports, agility in particular, may represent a form of physical activity that can help address the health issues that some of our population face. However, some individuals elect to participate in the sport less frequently...
A Critical Analysis of the British Horseracing Authority's Review of the Use of the Whip in Horseracing
| Contributor(s):: Bidda Jones, Jed Goodfellow, James Yeates, Paul D. Mcgreevy
There is increasing controversy about the use of the whip as a performance aid in Thoroughbred horseracing and its impact on horse welfare. This paper offers a critical analysis of the British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA) 2011 Report Responsible Regulation:A Review of the Use of the...
What is a canine athlete?
| Contributor(s):: Zink, M. C., Dyke, J. B. van
Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. It encompasses and integrates a variety of fields, including orthopedics, exercise physiology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology, nutrition, and others. Rehabilitation, which includes conditioning...
| Contributor(s):: Carr, N.
This chapter looks at working dogs that exist within the leisure environment. One of the foci of this chapter is examining how the presence of working dogs in an environment has been utilized to construct idealized images of leisure and tourism landscapes. This discussion covers both contemporary...
Ethische Aspekte der physischen und der psychischen Belastung des Pferdes durch dessen reiterliche Nutzung
| Contributor(s):: Meyer, H.
A nonnatural head-neck position ( Rollkur ) during training results in less acute stress in elite, trained, dressage horses
| Contributor(s):: Breda, E. van
This study measured parameters of stress in recreational, trained horses (REC; n=7) and elite (International Grand Prix level) trained, dressage horses (DRES; n=5). The training of the DRES horses uses an unnatural head-neck position (Rollkur), whereas in the REC horses such training techniques...