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LEXINGTON, KY-- The first comprehensive catalog of horse behaviors, The Equid Ethogram--A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior, was officially released early last week by Eclipse Press, the book publishing division of Blood-Horse Publications. Written by world-renowned behaviorist Sue McDonnell, Ph.D., the 384-page book is an invaluable reference for researchers, veterinarians, students, and horse owners.

This landmark work organizes horse behavior in six categories: maintenance behavior, general social communication, intermale interaction, reproductive behavior, play, and domestically shaped and aberrant behavior. The specific behaviors in each category are identified, described, and illustrated with original line drawings in a user-friendly format. The Equid Ethogram also contains more than 500 photographs of hundreds of behaviors.

The Equid Ethogram provides fascinating insight into how horses behave in their natural environments and their tremendous ability to conform to the demands of man.

Sue McDonnell, Ph.D., is the founder of the Equine Behavior Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She is known internationally for her research-based scientific approach to equine behavior. McDonnell is the author of Understanding Horse Behavior and regular contributor to The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care.

The Equid Ethogram retails for $39.95 and is available from Exclusively Equine at 1-800-582-5064, or online at, or available at your local bookstore.

Eclipse Press is dedicated to the enjoyment and welfare of the horse. Titles range from practical aspects of hands-on horsemanship to equine art and retrospectives on the great Thoroughbred racehorses.

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