EQUINE BEHAVIOUR – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  09/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 7 lessons in this course: 1. Introduction: Influences and motivation • Why study equine behaviour? • What motivates behaviour? • Reactive behaviour • Active behaviour • Cognitive behaviour • Species behavioural differences • Learned behaviour • Classical conditioning • Stimulus conditioning • Trace conditioning • Delayed conditioning • Operant conditioning • Terminology 2. Genetics and Behaviour • Understanding the basics • Heritability • Epigenesis • Innate behaviour • Selective pressures • Social Behaviour • Rank • Conflict 3. Equine Perception and Behaviour • Imprinting • Negative imprinting • Sensory reception • Mechanoreceptors • Thermoreceptors • Chemoreceptors • Photoreceptors • Stimulus filtering 4. Communication and Social Behaviour • Social Constraints • Herd Membership • Auditory signals • Chemical signals • Communication • Co-ordination • Cohesion 5. Sexual and Reproductive Behaviour • Sexual encounter • Isolating mechanisms • Birthing behaviour • Foal imprinting • Maternal behaviour • Abnormal behaviour 6. Learning and Training • Conditioning and learning • Shaping • Extinction • Habituation • Instrumental Learning • Thorndike’s Law of Effect (1913) • Operant and Respondent Behaviour • Pseudo-conditioning • Intero-ceptive Conditioning • Temporal Conditioning • Biological Aspects of Learning • Associative Learning • Obedience • Reinforcement • Punishment • Systematic desensitisation • Counter conditioning 7. Behavioural Problems • Types of Abnormal Behaviour in Horses • Diagnosing Behavioural Problems • Indicators of Pain • Indicators of Mild Fear • Indicators of Extreme Fear • Stress • Stereotypes • Stable Vices • Prevention • Ridden Vices • Handling Vices • Problems during loading Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Agriculture/EQUINE-BEHAVIOUR-BAG216-586.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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