Equine production systems and the changing role of horses in society

Skinner, Jazmine E. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0270-0740 and Hilly, Lynette J. and Li, Xiuhua and Cawdell-Smith, A .Judy and Bryden, Wayne L. (2019) Equine production systems and the changing role of horses in society. In: Livestock: production, management strategies and challenges. Animal Science, Issues and Research. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, United States, pp. 389-433. ISBN 978-1-53615-540-2


Abstract

This chapter provides a general overview of the evolution, domestication and history of the horse with a focus on its development and changing role in modern production systems. During the compilation of this chapter, an attempt has been made to tabulate all horse breeds; light, pony, heavy and wild. The horse is unique compared to other livestock species in that it has a multi-faceted role in society. Horses are valued as companion, sporting and production animals. The chapter also highlights current issues and future challenges associated with equine husbandry and management.


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Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2021 02:58
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2021 05:12
Fields of Research (2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070202 Animal Growth and Development
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070299 Animal Production not elsewhere classified
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070203 Animal Management
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070201 Animal Breeding
Fields of Research (2020): 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3003 Animal production > 300301 Animal growth and development
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3003 Animal production > 300302 Animal management
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3003 Animal production > 300399 Animal production not elsewhere classified
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3003 Animal production > 300306 Animal welfare
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/44079

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