Recent horse behaviour studies show a growing interest in understanding our impact on the physiological and behavioural states of our equine partners.
Dr. Katrina Merkies
Recent research led by Cordelie DuBois and Dr. Katrina Merkies at the University of Guelph sheds light on welfare concerns in the horse industry.
Dr. Katrina Merkies ,at the University of Guelph, are conducting a research study "Human Distinction Between Positive and Negative Horse Vocalizations”
Do horses respond differently to people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Professor Katrina Merkies, Animal Biosciences at UOG plans to find out
Whip use in horse racing is a very controversial issue; their use has increasingly become an animal welfare concern. Whip use, which is widely believed to cause a horse to run faster, is a form of positive punishment which may result in a fear response. Positive punishment is one of four principles that make up […]