Tag Archives: Nonhuman Mammals

From wild horse to riding horse.

Over 45 Mio years of evolution the horse developped to a high specialized animal in anatomy, physiology and behavior. No other animal had influenced the economic and cultural history of men in such extend. Hunting prey since the icetimes, domesticated 4000 B.C. and used for thousands of years as unique animal all over the world […]

Grazing patterns of Pantaneiro horses. An element of adaptability to the Pantanal region, Brazil

Seasonal foods and habitat use of Pantaneiro horses were determined in two Pantanal subregions: Nhecolandia (March 1990 to February 1991) and Abobral (December 1993 to October 1995). In both sub-regions, a direct pasture observation method was used in two daily sessions (morning and afternoon). The forage plants eaten and habitat occupied by animals were recorded […]

Equid play ethogram

An ethogram of play behavior among equids was developed. Several key English-language studies on equids were reviewed to derive a preliminary inventory of specific behaviors to be included in the ethogram. Our primary observations were based on a herd of

Ecology of Kaimanawa feral horses at Waiouru, New Zealand

Steppe pasture digression resulting from grazing by different farm animals was studied by the transect method. Sheep, cattle, and horse pastures had markedly different dynamics of steppe vegetation under similar grazing loads. The most critical changes in plant communities occurred in sheep pastures. The best condition of plant communities was found in horse pastures.

Immunocontraception of captive exotic species. I: Przewalski’s horses (Equus przewalskii) and Bateng (Bos javanicus).

Over 45 Mio years of evolution the horse developped to a high specialized animal in anatomy, physiology and behavior. No other animal had influenced the economic and cultural history of men in such extend. Hunting prey since the icetimes, domesticated 4000 B.C. and used for thousands of years as unique animal all over the world […]

Ethology of the Horse

A complex of methods for the quantitative estimation of nutrition (diet composition, daily intake, digestibility) in free-ranging animals (saiga, Przewalski’s wild horse, wild zebra, wild Grant’s gazelle, wild and domestic sheep, and others) is