Behavior problems of equids in zoos.

  title={Behavior problems of equids in zoos.},
  author={Lee Boyd},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice},
  volume={2 3},
  • Lee Boyd
  • Published 1986 in
    The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine…
Behavior problems in zoo equids commonly result from a failure to provide for needs basic to equine nature. Equids are gregarious, and failure to provide companions may result in pacing. Wild equids spend 60 to 70 per cent of their time grazing, and failure to provide ad libitum roughage contributes to the problems of pacing, cribbing, wood chewing, and coprophagia. Mimicking the normal processes of juvenile dispersal, bachelor-herd formation, and mate acquisition reduces the likelihood of… CONTINUE READING