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
Discusses the welfare implications associated with overly tightened nosebands in competition horses
Explores the possibility of assessing pain in horses by using facial recognition.
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.
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.
Explores the association between stabling management and the development and expression of behavioural stereotypies in the horse.
Explores welfare and behavioural issues for horses kept in restrictive housing situations.
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.
Looks at diet as a factor in the development of crib-biting in horses, specifically acid build-up from fermentation.