Horse in stall * Photo by Amber Hodge

Stable Vices: Theirs or Ours? Abnormal Behavior in Horses

Cornell’s Equine Seminar Series presents, “Stable Vices: Theirs or Ours? Abnormal Behavior in Horses.” The seminar will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 19 over Zoom and is free to the public. Many stabled equines develop behavior such as weaving, cribbing or boredom drinking, now you can learn the causes of such bad habits and so much more.

Dr. Katherine A. Houpt will present on stable vices. In this seminar, Dr. Houpt, who is the James Law Professor Emeritus of Behavior Medicine at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), will discuss common stereotypes in domestic horses, including potential causes, treatments and management strategies.

Dr. Houpt received her VMD and Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research is focused on domestic animal welfare, equid behavior and physiological basis of equine ingestive and maternal behavior.

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The Cornell Equine Seminar Series is presented by the Cornell University Equine Hospital, the New York State 4-H Horse Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Held monthly, equine experts present on important equine health and management topics.

For additional information about the college, see the College of Veterinary Medicine news website.