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First Posted: Nov 26, 2011
Nov 6, 2014

Equine behaviour and heart rate in temperament tests with or without rider or handler

Physiol Behav. 2011 Sep 1;104(3):454-63. Epub 2011 May 13.
Equine behaviour and heart rate in temperament tests with or without rider or handler.
König von Borstel U, Euent S, Graf P, König S, Gauly M.
Source: Department of Animal Science, University of Goettingen, Albrecht-Thaer-Weg 3, 37075 Goettingen, Germany. koenigvb@gwdg.de

The aim of the present study was to compare horses' heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (RMSSD, pNN50) and behavior in the same temperament test when being ridden, led, and released free.


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