Robots, Rollkur and Roundpens

Equine behaviourist Felicity George reports on the 2012 conference of the International Society for Equitation Science (ISES), a not-for-profit organisation that aims to enhance horse welfare and improve the horse-rider relationship by facilitating research into equine training.  Covering a wide range of equine matters including equine and rider phsyiology and training,  our emotional response toContinue reading “Robots, Rollkur and Roundpens”

Risk Factors for Equine Metabolic Syndrome | My Horse University

Risk Factors for Equine Metabolic Syndrome | My Horse University. Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) is characterized by obesity (and/or regional accumulations of fat), insulin resistance, and increased susceptibility to laminitis. This webcast will review the clinical features of EMS and highlight recent findings of a large scale investigation of EMS conducted in more than 600Continue reading “Risk Factors for Equine Metabolic Syndrome | My Horse University”

Detecting pain in horses

Horses are evolutionarily adapted not to show pain – the herd member who is seen by a predator to be weaker than the others is the one who is going to get picked off as dinner. When assessing behaviour problems, it’s essential to consider pain as a possible cause, but often difficult to recognise painContinue reading “Detecting pain in horses”

Risk factors for injuries in horses

Risk factors for injuries in horses Risk factors for injury to horses in NW England, Midlands and N Wales (that’ll be my main consulting area then!). Even field injuries are affected by factors such as whether the horse is used for competition. Another influence is duration of ownership, not surprising as a new arrival shakesContinue reading “Risk factors for injuries in horses”