Chapter 35. The horse

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Fernando Montesso

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch35

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Montesso, F. (2010) The horse, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch35

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket CB8 7UU, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • horse, domesticated around 2500 BC;
  • horses, herd animals in feral state - living in small family groups with clearly defined hierarchy;
  • uses of horses in research;
  • housing and respiratory disease;
  • four-sided windbreak to shelter animals kept outside;
  • optimising air quality in stables;
  • mares, normally foaled indoors - observed frequently and easily;
  • post-foaling activities;
  • visual contact and smell or noise of adjacent horses - encouraging horses to eat;
  • crib-biting and wind-sucking - common oral stereotypes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biological overview

  • Uses of horses in research

  • General husbandry

  • Laboratory procedures

  • Common welfare problems

  • Acknowledgement

  • Further reading

  • References