Articles | Volume 66, issue 1
Original study
04 Jan 2023
Original study |  | 04 Jan 2023

The effect of being housed with a goat on abnormal behavior in horses

Fatih Yildirim, Ahmet Yildiz, Mahir Murat Cengiz, Murat Temel, and Ayşe Küreksiz

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Subject: Animal behaviour | Animal: Horses
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The present study aims to examine the effect of goats on abnormal behaviors of horses. Therefore, horses and goats were monitored for 45 d. As a result, the abnormal behaviors of horses such as front feet playing, crib-biting object, and box walking behaviors were affected positively by the goats, while there was no effect on other abnormal behaviors.