Horses

Recent developments made in reducing the prevalence of catastrophic fractures in racehorses

Investigates recent developments made in identifying reliable pre-fracture markers and screening tests to detect horses at greater risk of fracture and reduce the incidence of euthanasia associated with catastrophic fracture

Author: 
Pockett, Jessica
Published: 
2018
Essay Description: 
Investigates recent developments made in identifying reliable pre-fracture markers and screening tests to detect horses at greater risk of fracture and reduce the incidence of euthanasia associated with catastrophic fracture

Tight nosebands: can they cause harm?

Discusses the welfare implications associated with overly tightened nosebands in competition horses

Author: 
Griffin, Renae
Published: 
2018
Essay Description: 
Discusses the welfare implications associated with overly tightened nosebands in competition horses

Assessing Pain in Horses Using Facial Management

Explores the possibility of assessing pain in horses by using facial recognition.

Author: 
Gibbs, Georgia
Published: 
2016
Essay Description: 
Assessing pain in horses by using facial recognition
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Physiological and Behavioural Validation of Stress in Horses: the Implications for Equine Welfare and Training

Author: 
Caruso, Melissa
Published: 
2013
Essay Description: 
Discusses the importance of reliable behaviour-scoring systems to assess and evaluate stress in horses
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Advances in Equine Welfare at Every Level: Owning, Training and Riding

Explores welfare issues caused by less-than-ideal housing and advances in thinking on the importance of a basic understanding of the equine ethogram and of learning theory in training and the relative stress of using positive or negative reinforcement.

Author: 
Pini, Taylor
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3295
Essay Description: 
Explores welfare issues caused by less-than-ideal housing and advances in thinking on the importance of a basic understanding of the equine ethogram and of learning theory in training and the relative stress of using positive or negative reinforcement.
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Tackling transport stress - a review on recent research in horse transport and training

Discusses the effect of loading and transport on the welfare of horses and recent research in alternative horse-training methods to reduce stress in loading and transport.

Author: 
Leung, Valeria
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3296
Essay Description: 
Discusses the effect of loading and transport on the welfare of horses and recent research in alternative horse-training methods to reduce stress in loading and transport.
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Welfare of the geriatric horse: owner's perceptions versus veterinary findings

Discusses welfare problems faced by geriatric horses as a result of reduced veterinary attention, owners' under-reporting and under-recognition of clinical signs, as well as their unreliable assessment of quality of life.

Author: 
Flattot, Emilie
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3279
Essay Description: 
Discusses welfare problems faced by geriatric horses as a result of reduced veterinary attention, owners' under-reporting and under-recognition of clinical signs, as well as their unreliable assessment of quality of life.
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The effects of restrictive housing on horse behaviour

Explores welfare and behavioural issues for horses kept in restrictive housing situations.

Author: 
Skladnev, Isabella
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3280
Essay Description: 
Explores welfare and behavioural issues for horses kept in restrictive housing situations.
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Implications of restrictive stabling for the welfare of the performance horse

Explores the association between stabling management and the development and expression of behavioural stereotypies in the horse.

Author: 
Beaumont, Rebecca
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3291
Essay Description: 
Explores the association between stabling management and the development and expression of behavioural stereotypies in the horse.
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The Role of Bits in Equitation: A Welfare Issue

Considers the use of bitless bridles in equitation, as a way of improving equine welfare and enhancing performance in the ridden horse.

Author: 
Brady, Rebecca
Published: 
2010
vein Essay ID: 
3223
Essay Description: 
Considers the use of bitless bridles in equitation, as a way of improving equine welfare and enhancing performance in the ridden horse.
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