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Socialpedagogisk hästverksamhet : Bekantningsdag på stallet Sagobacken
| Contributor(s):: Iina Kela
Detta handlingsbaserade examensarbete strävar till att sprida kunskap kring socialpedagogisk hästverksamhet på svenska. Socialpedagogisk hästverksamhet är en relativt ny verksamhetsform i Finland, som inte fått så mycket synlighet inom stödjande av...
Abnormal behaviour and behavioural problems in stabled horses and their relationship to horse welfare: a comparative review.
| Contributor(s):: G.j. Mason, J. Cooper
Many behaviours in domestic animals, such as the ‘stable vices’ of horses, are treated because they are considered undesirable for economic or cultural reasons, and not because the activity affects the horse’s quality of life. The impact of a behaviour on the human reporter is...
Network characteristics and development of social structure of agonistic behaviour in pigs across three repeated rehousing and mixing events
| Contributor(s):: Buttner, K., Scheffler, K., Czycholl, I., Krieter, J.
In commercial pig production, the mixing of unacquainted pigs is a standard procedure which leads to agonistic interactions with a wide range of individual pig behaviour. A reduction in these agonistic interactions positively affects animal health, welfare aspects and production parameters. With...
Events around weaning in semi-feral and stable-reared Konik polski foals: evaluation of short-term physiological and behavioural responses
| Contributor(s):: Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Suwala, M., Palme, R., Jaworski, Z., Jastrzebska, E., Boron, M., Jezierski, T.
The annual weaning, stabling and subsequent sale of semi-feral Konik polski foals born in forest reserves ensure a stable population of free-roaming Konik polski horses. However, welfare concerns regarding the maternal and herd separation of young horses, manipulation by humans, transportation...
| Contributor(s):: Gibbs, Irene, Gibbs, Alonzo
Is it a good idea to train fillies and colts separately?
| Contributor(s):: Janczarek, I., Kedzierski, W.
This study compared the physiological response to novel situations in sex-separated and sex-mixed groups of horses, as measured by heart rate (HR). The study evaluated the possibility of training horses in a mixed-sex system. The study included 41 Purebred Arabian 21/2-year-olds during their...
The welfare of young Polish Konik horses subjected to agricultural workload
| Contributor(s):: Kedzierski, W., Pluta, M.
Every year a new group of young Polish Konik colts are separated from the forest herds to be trained in the stable breeding system. The aim of this study was to evaluate how the young Polish Konik horses who had been born in a forest reserve adapt to and tolerate draft work. Two groups of 6...
The effect of two different housing conditions on the welfare of young horses stabled for the first time
| Contributor(s):: Visser, E. K., Ellis, A. D., Reenen, C. G. van
The effect of stabling for the first time on the behaviour and welfare of young and naive horses has not yet been studied in detail. In this study we examined the effect of two typical housing systems on their subsequent behavioural and physiological responses upon first time stabling. Thirty-six...
Effects of handling on behaviour and heart rate in Konik horses: comparison of stable and forest reared youngstock
| Contributor(s):: Jezierski, T., Jaworski, Z., Gorecka, A.
30 foals and young Konik horses born in 3 consecutive years and reared up to weaning, either in a forest reserve (R) or conventional stable (S), were compared with respect to behavioural reactions and heart rate (HR) during handling manipulations. The foals were randomly allocated within sex and...
The effect of increasing visual horizons on stereotypic weaving: implications for the social housing of stabled horses
| Contributor(s):: Cooper, J. J., McDonald, L., Mills, D. S.
Stabled horses commonly perform stereotypic patterns of weaving, where the horse shifts its weight from side to side often swinging its head. Ten warm-blood types, of which five were known to reliably weave, were housed in similar 12 x 12 ft wooden loose boxes in a single stable block surrounding...
Welfare problems in horses
| Contributor(s):: Ellis, R.
Foraging enrichment for individually housed horses: practicality and effects on behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Thorne, J. B., Goodwin, D., Kennedy, M. J., Davidson, H. P. B., Harris, P.
The stabled (UK) or stalled (USA) horse is commonly fed a restricted-forage diet in contrast to the varied ad libitum high-fibre diet it evolved to consume. A low-forage diet has been linked to the performance of stereotypical behaviour and health problems including gastric ulceration and...
Group housing exerts a positive effect on the behaviour of young horses during training
| Contributor(s):: Sondergaard, E., Ladewig, J.
In an experiment on the effects of social environment and training on the human-animal relationship, 20 horses were handled according to a defined schedule. Eight horses were housed singly and 12 horses were housed in four groups of 3 horses. Horses were handled three times per week in 10 min...
A note on a behavioural indicator of satisfaction in stabled horses
| Contributor(s):: Ninomiya, S., Sato, S., Kusunose, R., Mitumasu, T., Obara, Y.
We observed the behaviour of six stabled horses (stallions n=3; geldings n=3) in an attempt to identify behavioural measures of eating satisfaction. The horses were required to perform an operant response (pressing a button with the muzzle) in order to access a food reward in an experimental box...
Behavioral responses of mares to short-term confinement and social isolation
| Contributor(s):: Mal, M. E., Friend, T. H., Lay, D. C., Vogelsang, S. G., Jenkins, O. C.
Thirty-six mares, blocked by age and temperament score, were assigned to one of three treatment groups: pasture (P); confinement stalls (C), allowing social contact; isolation stalls (ISS), allowing no contact with conspecifics. After 48 h on treatment, the mares were observed in situ for 1 h....
Weaving in stabled horses and its relationship to other behavioural traits
| Contributor(s):: Ninomiya, S., Sato, S., Sugawara, K.
We investigated 71 horses at five stud farms. Their breeds were Thoroughbred (n=48), Anglo-Arab (n=7), Thoroughbred mixed breed (n=5), Appaloosa (n=3), Selle Francais (n=2), Dutch Warmblood, Haflinger, Pinto, Quarter Horse and Westfalen (n=1, respectively), and one horse's breed was not known,...
A note on behaviour of stabled horses with foraging devices in mangers and buckets
| Contributor(s):: Goodwin, D., Davidson, H. P. B., Harris, P.
Processed feed for stabled horses is usually presented in buckets or mangers, and is easily and rapidly consumed. Foraging devices based on the Edinburgh foodball can be used to provide part of the ration. Current designs are all placed on the floor, raising concerns regarding ingestion of...
Foal behaviour in a loose housing/paddock environment during winter
| Contributor(s):: Autio, E., Heiskanen, M. L.
The aim of this study was to establish some basic facts about weanling horse (Equus caballus) behaviour in a loose housing/paddock environment during winter. The behaviour of 10 foals (seven American Standardbred and three Finnish cold-blooded foals) was observed in a cold loose housing/paddock...
Relationship between behavioural reactions and heart rate in horses during transient social isolation
| Contributor(s):: Jezierski, T., Gorecka, A.
Six horses were used in an experiment conducted in a tie-stable without boxes. The behaviour of each horse was videotaped and heart rate (HR) was recorded continuously for approx. 104 min during the following test situations: all horses in the stable and no person present; other horses being...