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Ancestry of the Horse
Perception and Orientation
Ontogeny of Behavior Patterns
Learning and Memory
Resting and Sleep
Sexual Behavior of Stallions
Sexual Behavior of Mares
Home Range and Territoriality
Interaction of Horses and Their Environment
Ecological Influences on Reproduction and Social Behavior
Applied Ethology in Horse Care and Management
Behavioral Considerations in Horse Management
Behavioral Indicators Relevant to Health and Well-Being
Variety of Behavioral Symptoms and Possible Problems Indicated
First published in 1983, the second edition of this informative book remains the most comprehensive and current overview of the behavioral traits and adaptations of horses. The book integrates findings from hundreds of international researchers to provide the reader a factual synthesis of the behavior of domestic and feral horses. Building on the strengths of the first edition, the author has thoroughly updated coverage of horse ancestry, development, perception, learning, play, social behavior, behavioral manipulation, maintenance activities, and sexual behavior.
In this second edition more emphasis has been given to animal husbandry and management. Additionally, the second edition includes an all-new section on ecological influences on activity patterns, habitat utilization, social behavior and reproduction. An expanded section on applied ethology provides behavioral considerations for management and insight regarding the behavioral indicators of horse health and well being. This is followed with an updated appendix listing behavioral symptoms and possible causes. The text contains numerous tables and nearly 100 illustrations and photos.
Animal scientists, veterinarians, horse breeders, agricultural and zoological managers and handlers, animal behaviorists, and horse enthusiasts worldwide.
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- © William Andrew 2007
- 3rd December 2002
- William Andrew
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"The coverage in the book is incredibly broad, thorough and detailed." - Cheryl Asa, Director of Research, St. Louis Zoo
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
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