This presentation will look at why various unwanted behaviours may occur and how they are reinforced. It will discuss how we can decipher if an unwanted behaviour is caused by pain, hormones, is primarily of behavioural origin or a combination of different factors. Multiple video case studies will be used to demonstrate these points in the presentation.
Key elements of a thorough work up, Inc. analgesic trails and advanced imaging
The Importance of ridden evaluation
Pain and behavior (behavioral signs, influence of pain on behavior e.g. fear/aggression)
Adaptive vs maladaptive pain
How unwanted behaviors are motivated, developed and reinforced
The challenges of separating pain and behavior given the standardized stress response
understand which unwanted behavioural responses may have a hormonal underlying aetiology