Don’t Fence Me In: Managing Psychological Well Being for Elite Performance Horses

This article posits that stereotypical behavior patterns and the overall psychological well being of today’s performance horse could be substantially enhanced with care that acknowledges the relationship between domesticated horses and their forerunners. Feral horses typically roam in stable, social groups over large grazing territories, spending 16-20 hr per day foraging on mid- to poor-quality […]

Factors influencing the prevalence of stereotypical behaviour in captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

The purpose of the current study was to investigate the factors which influence the prevalence of stereotypical behaviour in captive cheetahs. An information theory approach highlighted that the most optimal model was the controllable husbandry factors model with the size of enclosures, group membership, feeding regime and the ability to view other cheetahs in adjacent […]