Bonnie V. Beaver
Equine Behavioral Medicine provides an essential resource for those who work with, study, and care for horses. The book provides critical knowledge to help understand the complex aspects of horse behavior in order to benefit the animal, observe safe practices, and advance research in this area. It includes current information on normal horse behavior, putting it into comtext, and then progressing on to the problem behaviors, particularly those associated with medical conditions, changes in the nervous system, and the use of drug therapy.
Equine Behavioral Medicine also helps aid understanding of the differences of the sensory systems or the concepts of learnig that would be helpful for successful treatments and safety. additionally, this work provides equine practitioners with the learning techniques that are helpful for safety and afficiency in dealing with patients, as well as up-to-date information on behavioral medicine
With the use of psychopharmacology becoming incresingly common by veterinarians, including for abnormal behaviors, it is imprortant to understand the rationale for the use of these medications.
Understanding the intimate relationship between behavior, physiology, ad health is key to practitioners, students, professionals, and others who work with or care for horses, and this work provides an excellent recource for improving such understanding.