Light-Therapy Treatment Cheers Gloomy Horses
Scientists have finally discovered why horses have such long faces.
Researchers found that the animals get the winter blues and could suffer from some form of Seasonal Affective Disorder or Sad.
The condition, which is caused by lack of sunlight, is thought to be triggered when horses are kept stabled for long periods.
The study at Nottingham Trent University compared the feelings of depression, lethargy and insomnia felt by human Sad sufferers with the behaviour of horses in unnaturally dark conditions.
Half of the animals at Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre were given light treatment therapy - one of the most effective treatments for Sad in …
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Publication information: Article title: Light-Therapy Treatment Cheers Gloomy Horses. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: June 26, 2004. Page number: 5. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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