- Inbunden (Hardback)
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- Mcgreevy, Paul D. (red.)
- Approx. 525 illustrations (423 in full color)
- 254 x 196 x 19 mm
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- 1088 g
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A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists
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Research in horse behavior has made great strides in recent years. This book examines the truth behind modern trends and ancient traditions. Full of insight, it rounds up the latest findings of practitioners and researchers from all over the world, drawing on both cutting-edge research and best practice. With more than 1,000 references, the book explores equine behavior from first principles, by considering the behavior of free-ranging horses and focusing on ways in which management and training influence the responses of their domestic counterparts. Equine physicians, trainers, handlers and owners all need to be students of equine behavior, because the first sign of a problem is often a change in behavior. So, whether you own, ride, lead, groom, feed or heal horses, what you observe is vital to your understanding.
Behavioral problems in the stable and under saddle are a grave concern for equine veterinarians worldwide, because they can lead to poor performance, welfare issues, abuse and, ultimately, wastage. Traditionally, veterinarians gave priority to the physical health of their equine patients. This book is a unique attempt to demonstrate the way science can throw light on how and why problems and unwelcome behaviors arise. It also offers ways to bring about change for the better.
Beautifully illustrated with more than 500 photographs and line diagrams, Equine Behavior: A guide for veterinarians and equine scientists is an essential resource for practising veterinarians, students and enthusiasts with a specific interest in horses, ponies, and donkeys. Professional trainers and handlers, equine scientists and behavior therapists will also find its contents invaluable.
Paul McGreevy is Senior Lecturer in Animal Behavior at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science
Jessica, 16 mars 2015
Boken är mycket intressant men kan vara något svår att förstå, ha gärna ett engelskt uppslagsverk intill så går det lättare!
Väldigt bra bok i övrigt! Läser den till en distanskurs på Liu.
Annika Lisshagen, 16 januari 2014
En höjdarbok om man är nyfiken på vad ett vetenskapligt synsätt kan tillföra hästkunnandet.
Man får forskningsresultat ordentligt redovisade. Alltså inte bara tyckande utifrån egna eller
andras erfarenheter, utan olika frågeställningar ,som undersökts med objektiva metoder. En ovanlig bok i hästsammanhang. Man får också veta om hur otroligt många områden i hästarnas rike som är mycket lite klarlagda eller helt outforskade. Klarar man av ett vetenskapligt språk (och orkar sätta sig in... Läs hela recensionen
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"With our association with animals there is the ever present tendency by us humans to interpret animal behaviour in a human way, and it is no different with horses. There are many occasions when we see or use human values and interpretations to describe or define the behaviour of our equine companions. More often than not it is done without us recognizing the fact, and to do so is to insult the uniqueness of equines and their behaviour. Observations on equine behaviour have been conducted for centuries and today there is greater inquiry from horse owners for information to understand more fully the behaviour of equines. <br>If you have an inquiring and analytical mind and wish to understand better why and how your horse behaves then Dr Paul McGreevy's book Equine Behaviour is an outstanding reference. Although it is referred to as a guide for veterinarians and equine scientists, do not be put off. It contains a feast of information for the non-scientifically trained reader.<br>There is a glossary of colloquialisms, ethological (what did you say? Hit an English dictionary it is in there) and equestrian terms for the vets and equine scientists, many of which would be only too familiar to equestrians. <br>There are fifteen chapters covering 369 pages and the depth and breadth of the work is outstanding. Following the introductory chapter this reference work covers perception, behaviour and the brain, learning, social behaviour, communication, locomotory behaviour, ingestive behaviour, eliminative behaviour, body care, behaviour of the stallion, behaviour of the mare, training, handling and transport, and miscellaneous unwelcome behaviours, their causes and resolution. The utilization of photographs, line diagrams and tables to illustrate and amplify aspects of behaviour and key points is beautifully done. Furthermore the layout of the book is extremely reader friendly. <br>What separates Dr McGreevy's book from other popular publications in the equine behaviou
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3. Behavior and the brain
5. Social behavior
7. Locomotory behavior
8. Ingestive behavior
9. Eliminative behavior
10. Body care
11. Behavior of the stallion
12. Behavior of the mare
13. Equitation Science
14. Handling and transport
15. Miscellaneous unwelcome behaviors, their causes and resolution
Glossary of colloquialisms, ethological and equestrian terms