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The relationship between working horse welfare state and their owners’ empathy level and perception of equine pain

Authordc.contributor.authorLuna, D. 
Authordc.contributor.authorVásquez Salfate, Rodrigo 
Authordc.contributor.authorYáñez, J. M. 
Authordc.contributor.authorTadich Gallo, Tamara 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationAnimal Welfare, Volumen 27, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 115-123
Abstractdc.description.abstract© 2018 Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. An understanding of the factors influencing the human-animal relationship is relevant in the development of welfare interventions for working equids. However, the link between the psychological attributes of animal owners, such as empathy level and pain perception, and the welfare state of working horses is yet to be studied. Here, we assessed working horse owners’ empathy, their perception of equine pain and how these relate to the welfare state of their horses. The relationship between empathy and perception of equine pain was also explored. One hundred owners of working horses were studied, along with their working horses (n = 127). Self-reported rating scales were used for measuring animal-oriented empathy, human-oriented empathy and owners’ perception of equine pain; higher scores in the three scales indicated higher levels of empathy and higher perception of equine pain. An animal welfare index based on direct measures was applie
Publisherdc.publisherUniversities Federation for Animal Welfare
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile
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Sourcedc.sourceAnimal Welfare
Keywordsdc.subjectAnimal welfare
Keywordsdc.subjectHuman-animal empathy
Keywordsdc.subjectHuman-animal interactions
Keywordsdc.subjectPain perception
Keywordsdc.subjectWorking equid
Títulodc.titleThe relationship between working horse welfare state and their owners’ empathy level and perception of equine pain
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