Dr. Katrina Merkies

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Do You Speak Horse?

Dr. Katrina Merkies ,at the University of Guelph, are conducting a research study "Human Distinction Between Positive and Negative Horse Vocalizations”
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Whip Use in Quarter Horse Racing

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 …