Investigating attentional processes in depressive-like domestic horses (Equus caballus).

@article{Rochais2016InvestigatingAP,
  title={Investigating attentional processes in depressive-like domestic horses (Equus caballus).},
  author={C{\'e}line Rochais and S Henry and Carole Fureix and M. Hausberger},
  journal={Behavioural processes},
  year={2016},
  volume={124},
  pages={93-6}
}
Some captive/domestic animals respond to confinement by becoming inactive and unresponsive to external stimuli. Human inactivity is one of the behavioural markers of clinical depression, a mental disorder diagnosed by the co-occurrence of symptoms including deficit in selective attention. Some riding horses display 'withdrawn' states of inactivity and low responsiveness to stimuli that resemble the reduced engagement with their environment of some depressed patients. We hypothesized that… CONTINUE READING