|| RSM1110 |
|| EQUINE BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Mr Sebastian McBride |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Ms Lucy Rees, Mr Sebastian McBride |
|| Seminar presentation || 1 student seminar presentation || 25% |
|| Course work || Poster 1 x 2,000 word essay || 25% |
|| Exam || || 50% |
This module aims to provide the student with:
A basic understanding of the ontogeny of behaviour in the equine, behaviour motivation, the role of the senses, learning and abnormal behaviour. This will be developed on to the recognition of the major behavioural abnormalities in the domestic equine. An awareness of animal welfare issues including bioethics, behavioural needs, suffering, cruelty, stress and legislation will also be expected.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe a range of factors associated with equine behaviour
Understand the relationship between equine behaviour and management
Recognise the link between animal welfare and behaviour with particular reference to the equine
Sustain a reasoned and logical argument in connection with animal welfare issues
Syllabus / Curriculum design
This module will be presented as a lecture course. A recognised leader in the field of equine behaviour will deliver 3 lectures and 3 associated afternoon practical periods in equine behaviour. Animal welfare will be taught by staff within the Institute through the media of lectures and student seminars.
Rees, L. (1984)
The Horse's Mind. Stanley Paul
Moss, R (Ed). (1992)
Livestock Health and Welfare. Longman Scientific and Technical, Harlow, Essex
Fraser, A F & Broom, D M. (1990)
Farm Animal Behaviour and Welfare. 3rd. Bailliere Tindall
Hafez, E S E. (1975)
The Behaviour of Domestic Animals. 3rd. Bailliere Tindall
JOURNAL OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR.
EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL.