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Equine Obesity

Obesity is a growing welfare issue in the horse world, and has even been recognized as an epidemic by some authors (Giles et al, 2014; Sillence, 2012). Sillence even says that horse owners have difficulty recognizing when a horse is overweight. Continue reading

What is a Vice?

Cribbing, stall kicking, weaving, and any number of other self-destructive or barn-destructive behaviours have historically been categorized as ‘vices’. They were held to be transmissible from one affected horse to another by observation, and they made it more difficult to sell a horse. Some vices were connected with physical ailments, and for all these reasons they were often physically prevented. What is the modern take on ‘vices’, and how do we deal with them?

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