Self-Mutilation In Horses: A Violent Reaction To Pain?

Horses can exhibit some startling behaviors in which they harm themselves; these behaviors are dubbed “self-mutilation,” where the horse inflicts serious self-harm. These behaviors are most likely the result of nutritional factors or the domestic environment, Dr. Sue McDonnell reports in The Horse. Self-mutilation is uncontrollable violent behavior, which can include bucking, spinning in circles, […]

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Easiest Answer For Headshaking Still Most Effective

The cause of headshaking in horses is not well understood; in all cases, the trigeminal nerve causes facial pain in affected horses. One of the simplest forms of relief has been the application of a nose net on the affected horse. Cheap and non-invasive, nose nets are also accepted in most competitions, said Veronica Roberts, […]

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