Let's Talk about Stress: Equines
Sunday, July 2, 2017
According to the joint University of Bristol and World Horse Welfare 2016 report, Horses in our Hands, many horse owners and professionals fail to recognise stress and pain behaviour in horses (Horseman et al, 2016). This then leaves such issues to remain unresolved with the consequence of negative welfare. While the role of the veterinary team is quite clear when it comes to the identification, diagnosis and treatment of pain, there is clearly another, supporting role to play — that of helping horse people to prevent, recognise and resolve distress and chronic stress in equines.
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