Behavior

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Researchers Evaluate Horses as Model of Human Depression

September 03, 2012

Researchers found that depressed horses behave in a similar manner to depressed humans.... Read More

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Stall Rest Suggestions

September 01, 2012

I have a horse that is on stall rest while recovering from a fractured humeru... Read More

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On Stall Rest and Low Spirits

September 01, 2012

What can I do to keep my horse's spirits up while he's on stall rest? Rather than becoming agitated, he seems ... Read More

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Help Your Horse Settle In

August 22, 2012

Tips on how to prepare to move your horse to a new stable and how to keep him safe and calm.... Read More

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Audiences' Effects on Horse and Rider Stress Levels

August 07, 2012

Researchers found that performing for an audience did not affect horses' stress levels compared to training.... Read More

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Cavalia: How to Build a Great Relationship with Your Horse

August 06, 2012

Learn how to improve your relationship with your horse from Benjamin Aillaud, equestrian director of Cavalia.... Read More

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2012 Equitation Science Conference Deemed a Success

August 03, 2012

The conference was attended by more than 250 delegates from around the world.... Read More

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Study: Match Personalities for Strong Horse, Woman Bond

July 29, 2012

Study finds women whose personalities match their horses' are likely to have a better equine relationship.... Read More

Merkies evaluated horses' reactions to both nervous and calm people by turning the animals loose in a round pen with a blindfolded individual for five minutes. Horses are calmer around nervous people, she found.

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Study: Horses More Relaxed Around Nervous Humans

July 24, 2012

One study found that horses had lower heart rates around nervous humans as compared to calm people.... Read More

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McDonnell Speaks at Australian Equine Vet Conference

July 15, 2012

McDonnell spoke on how to interpret behavioral changes in horses, and which ones could have physical causes.... Read More

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Signs of Equine Dementia

July 01, 2012

Old horses might suffer from some of the age-related structural brain changes that occur in other species.... Read More

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Soothing Painful Equine Patients

July 01, 2012

What would you recommend for a horse with burns so severe the skin is sloughi... Read More

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Equine Intermale Play

July 01, 2012

We have two males living together for the first time in the same pasture. One... Read More

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Safely Remove Your Horse From a Herd

June 28, 2012

Becky Rodrigues provides tips on how to safely remove your horse from a herd setting. ... Read More

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Effect of Stressful Situations on Horses' Working Memory

June 14, 2012

Stress negatively affects horses' working memory, used in training for associating commands with actions.... Read More

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Stall Kicking Solutions

June 01, 2012

Dr. Sue McDonnell helps a reader whose horse has developed a stall kicking problem.... Read More

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Researchers Review Dopamine-Equine Stereotypy Relationship

May 31, 2012

A dopamine modulation dysfunction could be a risk factor for equine stereotypic behavior development.... Read More

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Study Identifies Causes for Misbehavior in Pony Club Mounts

May 27, 2012

Researchers recently identified risk factors for bad behavior in a population of Pony Club horses.... Read More

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Heated Debate Over Potential Hot Branding Ban in Germany

May 25, 2012

If the proposal passes German horse breeders will no longer be allowed to brand their horses with a hot iron.... Read More

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Domestic Equids Can Still 'Chill' Like Their Ancestors

April 24, 2012

New research indicates horses can slow body processes to conserve energy when environmental factors dictate.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Introduces Equine Welfare Certificate Program

April 20, 2012

Content will include housing, management practices, and procedures that can affect the well being of horses.... Read More

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Training for Tight Spaces

April 01, 2012

Behavior question about getting horses used to standing in tight spaces. ... Read More

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Stallionlike Communication

April 01, 2012

My husband and I trail ride frequently, and we both ride geldings. When my horse defecates his horse will walk... Read More

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Is Cribbing A Disease?

April 01, 2012

I have a horse that is a cribber. To make both our lives easier, I've deci... Read More

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Effects of Behavior-Modifying Drug Investigated (AAEP 2011)

March 31, 2012

Fluphenazine, a human antipsychotic drug, has drawbacks that often preclude its use in horses.... Read More