Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Horses Hiding Pain to Survive

Horses Hiding Pain To Survive

Veterinary Anaesthesiologist, Thijs van Loon, PhD, of Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands:
“The difficulty with evaluating pain in horses is that they cannot tell us how much pain they’re in or where it hurts. And that’s complicated by the fact that horses are prey animals, and they will naturally tend to hide their level of pain as a survival mechanism.”