Key Features

  • Features a practical, hands-on approach to all aspects of equine behavior
  • Discusses all factors that effect equine behavior
  • Contrasts normal behavior with abnormal behavior
  • Reviews all behavioral problems
  • Lists and reviews the latest drug therapies
  • Addresses difficult-to-treat clinical problems such as head-shaking, with insights from the leading researcher in this area
  • Provides a brief clinical evaluation of 'horse-whispering'
  • Illustrates the key behavioral differences between horses and donkeys

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. Introduction  

2. Perception  

3. Behavior and the brain  

4. Learning  

5. Social behavior  

6. Communication  

7. Locomotory behavior  

8. Ingestive behavior  

9. Eliminative behavior  

10. Body care  

11. Behavior of the stallion  

12. Behavior of the mare  

13. Equitation Science  

14. Handling and transport  

15. Miscellaneous unwelcome behaviors, their causes and resolution  

Further reading  

Glossary of colloquialisms, ethological and equestrian terms  

Details

No. of pages:
378
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
Print ISBN:
9780702043376
Electronic ISBN:
9780702059100

About the author

Paul McGreevy

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Animal Science, University of Sydney, NSW, Austrialia