The Equid Ethogram: A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior

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Eclipse Press, 2003 - Pets - 375 pages
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The author has compiled a comprehensive catalogue of all known equine behaviors to help horse owners and enthusiasts better understand their equine companions. The text details a wide range of horse behaviors, including social interactions, breeding behavior, daily activities, and abnormal behavior.
 

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Contents

MAINTENANCE BEHAVIOR Maintenance Behavior
23
Ingestion
24
Graze
25
Graze Recumbent
26
Paw Dig While Foraging and Drinking
27
Browse
28
Coprophagy
29
Pica
30
SwishSwat Insects
74
Stamp
75
Insect Control Mutual
76
Shelter and Comfort Seeking
77
Backs to Natural Windbreak
78
Backs to Weather
79
Huddle
80
Sunning
81

Drink
31
Elimination
33
Urination Male
34
Urination Female
36
Defecation
38
Locomotion
39
Stand Alert
40
Walk
41
Trot
43
Canter
45
Gallop
46
Trek
47
Jump
48
Stampede
49
Swim
50
Rest
51
Rest Standing
52
Sleep Standing
53
Rest Recumbent
54
Yawn
56
Stretch
58
Grooming and Insect Control
60
Roll
61
Shake
68
Autogroom
69
Mutual Groom
72
StandRest in Water
82
Investigation
84
Sniff
85
Mouth
86
Lick
87
Paw
88
Masturbation
89
SECTION II
90
Submissive Retreat
96
Socially Facilitated Behaviors
102
Intermale Interaction
105
Examples of Extended
165
KlIHODliCTIVE EIHAVIOR
170
Object Play
250
Play Sexual Behavior
269
Locomotor Play
275
Examples of Play
302
SECTION VI
305
Aberrant or Anomalous
315
Selfmutilation
332
Pain and Discomfort
344
Preface Acknowledgments 11
350
References
358
Index
368
About the Author
375
Copyright

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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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