CEU Event: Low Stress Handling for Horses

When: 09/25/2021 8:00am to 09/26/2021 4:00pm
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00 CBCC-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.


Non-confrontational handling methods based on positive reinforcement are not only more humane, they are also far more efficient and safe than traditional forceful restraint. Use of low stress techniques in large animal restraint and handling in general lags behind that for small animals because of 1) perceived inherent danger in foregoing aggressive restraint with horses, and 2) that there is not enough time to implement behavior modification, especially in emergencies. This talk will focus on sensory perception and resultantant behaviors in the horse and how they relate to a horse's response to handling and stress. We will also cover implementation of behavior modification for low-stress handling of equine patients. In addition to reviewing basic principles of behavior modification, examples will be provided of various approaches and tips specifically for equine healthcare procedures and handling.

Sponsor:Science of Animal Behavior Conference
Speaker(s):Dr. Jill Sackman

Contact: Katelin Thomas
 Email: info@scienceofanimalbehaviorconference.com
 Web: https://www.scienceofanimalbehaviorconference.com/