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An approach to behaviour problems in the horse

Mills, D. S. (2001) An approach to behaviour problems in the horse. Ippologia, 12 (4). pp. 43-52. ISSN 1120-5776

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Abstract

Behaviour problems represent an unfamiliar field of practice for many veterinarians and so advice on such matters is often referred to individuals outside the profession. However medical conditions resulting in pain are often implicated, particularly in equine behaviour problems, and so it is essential that veterinarians at least appreciate the fundamental concepts involved and how their clinical skills should be applied to these matters. This paper reviews the range of problems commonly encountered and the knowledge base required for their assessment and the evaluation of treatment options and recommendations. It presents a rational framework for the organisation of this knowledge, so the available expertise can be most effectively employed depending on the given skills of the individual. In many regards the procedures and approach used in behavioural medicine is very similar to that used in clinical practice and so the field should not be intimidating to those wishing to develop this area of service.

Keywords:Horses
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D300 Animal Science
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D328 Animal Welfare
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:9097
Deposited On:07 May 2013 07:52

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