2nd June 2005

 

BOOK LIFTS LID ON HORSE BEHAVIOUR

 

An equine expert at the University of Lincoln has produced a new book about horse behaviour.

 

Professor Daniel Mills has co-edited ‘The Domestic Horse: the Origins, Development and Management of its Behaviour’ with Sue McDonnell of the University of Pennsylvania.

‘The Domestic Horse’ brings together for the first time an unrivalled collection of international scientific authors to write on the latest work concerning the behaviour and welfare of the domestic horse.

 

Humans have had a profound influence on the horse since its domestication in the late Neolithic period. Used for transport, labour, food and recreation, the horse has become important in many facets of our societies.

 

Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book will appeal not only to animal scientists, but also those working with horses in a professional capacity as well as the owner enthusiast.

 

It also provides sound complementary reading for animal or equine science courses and veterinary students.

 

Daniel Mills is Professor of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine and Director of the Animal Behaviour Referral Clinic at the University of Lincoln. He lectures at the university on equine behaviour, welfare and problem behaviour management to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

 

Current research is focusing on a number of common behaviour problems like weaving, cribbing and headshaking. The group has already been involved in the development of a number of treatment aids ranging from stable mirrors to dietary supplements and facial guards.

 

He is the first specialist in veterinary behavioural medicine to be formally recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and has published widely on behaviour problems in the domestic horse.

 

‘The Domestic Horse’ is published by Cambridge University Press and costs £24.99.

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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