Aggressive behavior problems. Academic Article uri icon


  • Accurate diagnosis of the cause of aggression in horses is essential to determining the appropriate course of action. The affective forms of aggression include fear-induced, pain-induced, intermale, dominance, protective, maternal, learned, and redirected aggressions. Non-affective aggression includes play and sex-related forms. Irritable aggression and hypertestosteronism in mares are medical problems, whereas genetic factors, brain dysfunction, and self-mutilation are also concerns.

published proceedings

  • Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract

author list (cited authors)

  • Beaver, B. V.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Beaver, BV

publication date

  • January 1986