Assessing physical and emotional sickness in animals is a real challenge. Owners need clear and simple indicators of sickness in horses, a species in which suffering is largely underestimated.
Luckily, there are some early warning signs that should attract the owners’ attention. We take a look at alertness (responsiveness to environmental stimuli), interactive behaviours, yawning & play-behavior as non-specific but major indicators of sickness. Read the full story here.