New ethogram to improve understanding of equine discomfort behaviour *H&H Plus*

  • Researchers have created an ethogram based on 35 years of research and observations. H&H speaks to the researchers and an equine behavioural expert to find out more

    A NEW ethogram based on decades of observations of thousands of horses has been developed in the hope of creating a more “universal” understanding of discomfort behaviours.

    The Equine Discomfort Ethogram by Catherine Torcivia and Sue McDonnell of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine was published in Animals last month and includes 73 behaviours shown by horses, with illustrations and video examples.

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