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Feed type affects horses’ behaviour

Feed type affects horses’ behaviour

The horse is a large grass eating animal, an herbivore, and free-living horses graze 14-18 hours of the day. Captive animals faced with insoluble problems can develop behavioural disturbances, stereotypies. Examples of behavioural disturbances are weaving, crib-biting, box-walking and wood-chewing. Many factors influence the development of behavioural disturbances but the amount of forage the horse is fed is one of the main factors. Here this is visualized with a table:

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Sara Muhonen, AgrD

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