Equine Behavioral Medicine

Equine Behavioral Medicine

Paperback (08 Jan 2019) | English

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Synopsis

Equine Behavioral Medicine provides an essential resource for those who work with, study, and provide care to horses. It provides critical knowledge to help users understand the complex aspects of their behavior in order to benefit the animal, observe safe practices, and advance research in this area. The book includes current information on normal horse behavior and problem behaviors, particularly those associated with medical conditions, changes in the nervous system, and the use of drug therapy. Readers will gain a comprehensive understanding of the differences of the sensory systems and the concepts of learning that are helpful for successful treatments and safety.

With the use of psychopharmacology becoming increasingly common by veterinarians, including for abnormal behaviors, is important to understand the rationale for the use of these medications. Understanding the intimate relationship between behavior, physiology, and health is key to practitioners, students, professionals, and others who work with, or care for, horses.

Book information

ISBN: 9780128121061
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Imprint: Academic Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 397
Weight: 648g
Height: 229mm
Width: 151mm
Spine width: 24mm