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Articles on Horses

This is a collection of articles on horses from the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (JAAWS). JAAWS is the leading peer-reviewed journal on the science of animal welfare for veterinarians, scientists and public policy makers. It presents articles and reports on practices that demonstrably enhance the welfare of wildlife, companion animals and animals used in research, agriculture and zoos. To get access to the back issues of JAAWS, please join as a Scholar or Professional Member.

Thompson, K. R., Clarkson, L., Riley, C. B., & van den Berg, M. (2018). Horse Husbandry and Preventive Health Practices in Australia: An Online Survey of Horse Guardians. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 1-15.

Myers, K., Mohammed, F., Rickard, J. W., Meyer, D. E., & Spaulding, A. D. (2019). Unwanted Horse Population in Illinois: Perceptions of Horse Owners, Non-Horse Owners, and Equine Industry Stakeholders. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 22(1), 97-104.

Agina, O. A., & Ihedioha, J. I. (2017). Occurrence of Wounds in Nigerian Horses. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 20(4), 372-380.

Majecka, K., & Klawe, A. (2018). Influence of Paddock Size on Social Relationships in Domestic Horses. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(1), 8-16.

Merkies, K., Nakonechny, L., DuBois, C., & Derisoud, E. (2018). Preliminary study on current perceptions and usage of training equipment by horse enthusiasts in Canada. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(2), 141-152.

Toward a Choice-Based Judgment Bias Task for Horses; Sara Hintze, Emma Roth, Iris Bachmann & Hanno Würbel

Equine Welfare Assessment: Exploration of British Stakeholder Attitudes Using Focus-Group Discussions; Susan V. Horseman, Jo Hockenhull, Henry Buller, Siobhan Mullan, Alistair R. S. Barr & Helen R. Whay

Equine Welfare in England and Wales: Exploration of Stakeholders’ Understanding; Susan V. Horseman, Henry Buller, Siobhan Mullan, Toby G. Knowles, Alistair R. S. Barr & Helen R. Whay

Galindo, F., de Aluja, A., Cagigas, R., Huerta, L. A., & Tadich, T. A. (2018). Application of the Hands-On Donkey Tool for Assessing the Welfare of Working Equids at Tuliman, Mexico. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(1), 93-100.

McNeill, L. R., Bott, R. C., Mastellar, S. L., Djira, G., & Carroll, H. K. (2018). Perceptions of Equid Well Being in South Dakota. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(1), 40-68.

A Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Study of Prevalence and Severity of Bit-Induced Oral Trauma in Polo Ponies and Race Horses. Fernando Mata, Claire Johnson, & Charlotte Bishop, JAAWS, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2015

Characteristics of Adopted Thoroughbred Racehorses in Second Careers, C. Jill Stowe & Michelle L. Kibler, JAAWS, Vol 19, No. 1, 2016

Hoofbeats From the Currituck Outer Banks: A Study of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund Adoption Program, Mary A. Koncel, JAAWS, Vol 19, No. 1, 2016

A Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Study of Prevalence and Severity of Bit-Induced Oral Trauma in Polo Ponies and Race Horses. Fernando Mata, Claire Johnson, Charlotte Bishop. Volume 18. Issue 3. Pages 259-268.

A Nonnatural Head–Neck Position(Rollkur) During Training Results in Less Acute Stress in Elite, Trained, Dressage Horses. Eric van Breda. Volume 9, Issue 1. Pages 59-64.

Absence of Effects From Immunocontraception on Seasonal Birth Patterns and Foal Survival Among Barrier Island Wild Horses. Jay F. Kirkpatrick & Allison Turner. Volume 6, Issue 4. Pages 301-308.

Assessing the Rider’s Seat and Horse’s Behavior: Difficulties and Perspectives. Mari Zetterqvist Blokhuis, Agneta Aronsson, Elke Hartmann, Cornelis G. Van Reenen & Linda Keeling. Volume 11, Issue 3. Pages 191-203.

Boots on Horses: Limb Protection or Hyperflexion Training Aids in the Showjumping Horse. Jack Murphy. Volume 11, Issue 3. Pages 223-227.

Catching the Spirit: A Study of Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Adopters in New England. Mary A. Koncel & Allen T. Rutberg. Volume 15, Issue 1. Pages 32-52.

Characteristics of Relinquishing and Adoptive Owners of Horses Associated With U.S. Nonprofit Equine Rescue Organizations. Kathryn E. Holcomb, Carolyn L. Stull & Philip H. Kass. Volume 15, Issue 1. Pages 21-31.

Don’t Fence Me In: Managing Psychological Well Being for Elite Performance Horses. Antonia J. Z. Henderson. Volume 10, Issue 4. Pages 309-329.

Does Horse Temperament Influence Horse–Rider Cooperation? E. Kathalijne Visser, Cornelis G. Van Reenen, Mari Zetterqvist Blokhuis, E. Karin M. Morgan, Peter Hassmén, T. Margareta M. Rundgren & Harry J. Blokhuis.

Evaluating the Addition of Positive Reinforcement for Learning a Frightening Task: A Pilot Study With Horses. Camie Heleski, Laura Bauson & Nora Bello. Volume 11, Issue 3. Pages 213-222.

Innovative Use of an Automated Horse Walker When Breaking in Young Horses. Jack Murphy. Volume 11, Issue 3. Pages 228-231.

Is It a Good Idea to Train Fillies and Colts Separately? Iwona Janczarek & Witold Kędzierski. Volume 14, Issue 3. Pages 211-219.

Is There Evidence of Learned Helplessness in Horses? Carol Hall, Deborah Goodwin, Camie Heleski, Hayley Randle & Natalie Waran. Volume 11, Issue 3. Pages 249-266.

Measuring the Heat Loss in Horses in Different Seasons by Infrared Thermography. Elena Autio, Riitta Neste, Sanna Airaksinen & Minna-Liisa Heiskanen. Volume 9, Issue 3. Pages 211-221.

Overshadowing: A Silver Lining to a Dark Cloud in Horse Training. Andrew N. McLean. Volume 11, Issue 3. Pages 236-248.

Preliminary Investigation of Morphological Differences Between Ten Breeds of Horses Suggests Selection for Paedomorphosis. Deborah Goodwin, Marsha Levine & Paul D. McGreevy. Volume 11, Issue 3. Pages 204-212.

Producer or Purchaser: Different Expectations May Lead to Equine Wastage and Welfare Concerns. Karen D. Hennessy, Katherine M. Quinn & Jack Murphy. Volume 11, Issue 3. Pages 232-235.

Thermographic Evaluation of the Lower Critical Temperature in Weanling Horses. Elena Autio, Minna-Liisa Heiskanen & Jaakko Mononen. Volume 10, Issue 3. Pages 207-216.

Trailer Loading Stress in Horses: Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Nonaversive Training (TTEAM). Stephanie Shanahan. Volume 6, Issue 4. Pages 263-274.

Physiological and Behavioral Responses of Horses to Wither Scratching and Patting the Neck When Under Saddle; Zoë W. Thorbergson, Sharon G. Nielsen, Rodney J. Beaulieu & Rebecca E. Doyle

Show Horse Welfare: Horse Show Competitors’ Understanding, Awareness, and Perceptions of Equine Welfare; Melissa A. Voigt, Kristina Hiney, Jennifer C. Richardson, Karen Waite, Abigail Borron & Colleen M. Brady

Updated January 2019

Show Horse Welfare: The Viewpoints of Judges, Stewards, and Show Managers; Melissa Voigt, Kristina Hiney, Candace Croney, Karen Waite, Abigail Borron & Colleen Brady

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