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The Domestic Horse: The Origins, Development, and Management of its Behaviour

Edited By: Daniel Mills and Sue McDonnell

249 pages, 50 illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2005 | #147435 | ISBN: 0521891132
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Hardback | Mar 2005 | #147433 | ISBN: 0521814146
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About this book

Humans have had a profound influence on the horse since its domestication in the late Neolithic period. This beautifully illustrated account of our current knowledge of the development and management of the behaviour of the domestic horse brings together a team of international experts.

'! brings together a collection of international scientific authors to write on the latest work concerning horse behaviour and welfare. Illustrated throughout, the book is designed to appeal to animal scientists, those working with horses in a professional capacity and enthusiastic owners.' Lincolnshire Echo 'It is a valuable reference text for animal scientists, horse specialists and students on animal and equine courses.' Biologist


Part I. Origins and Selection of Horse Behaviour: 1. Domestication and early history of the horse M. A. Levine; 2. The horse in human society S. J. G. Hall; 3. Individual differences in the domestic horse, origins, development and stability M. Hausberger and M. A. Richard-Yris; Part II. The Natural Behaviour of Horses in the Wild and Domestic Environment: 4. Behavioural ecology of feral horses L. Boyd and R. Keiper; 5. Relationships and communication in socially natural horse herds C. Feh; 6. Maintenance behaviours K. A. Houpt; 7. Sexual behaviour S. M. McDonnell; 8. Maternal behaviour and mare-foal interaction S. L. Crowell-Davis and J. W. Weeks; 9. Ontogeny: preparing the young horse for its adult life J. Ladewig, E. SA ndergaard and J. Winther Christensen; 10. Equine play behaviour D. Goodwin and C. F. Hughes; Part III. The Impact of the Domestic Environment on the Horse: 11. Rider-horse relationship D. S. Mills and J. McNicholas; 12. Learning abilities in the horse C. J. Nicol; 13. Horse training N. K. Waran and R. Casey; 14. Behavioural problems with the ridden horse P. McGreevy and A. McLean; 15. Repetitive movement problems in the horse D. S. Mills; 16. Equine behaviour and welfare J. J. Cooper and M. J. Albentosa; Index.

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Daniel S. Mills is principal lecturer in behavioural studies and animal welfare and director of the animal behaviour referral clinic at the University of Lincoln. He is the first specialist in veterinary behavioural medicine to be formally recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and has published widely on behaviour problems in the domestic horse and is co-author of Equine Behaviour, Principles and Practice. Sue M. McDonnell is an associate professor and founding head of the Havemeyer Equine Behavior Programme at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center. She has published widely on stallion sexual behaviour and dysfunction and is author of The Equid Ethogram, A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior.

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