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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

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Emotions

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Equine behavioural assessments

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Heart rate variability

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Behaviours Assessed

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Study aim

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MATERIALS and METHODS

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Study Animals and Management

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Procedures

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Behavioural measurement

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Video Processing

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Outcome measures

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Behavioural Analysis

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Heart rate recording

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Data analysis

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RESULTS

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Behavioural outcomes

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Heart rate variability

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DISCUSSION

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Behavioural outcomes

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Heart rate variance

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Potential reasons why the outcome measures were not affected

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CONCLUSION

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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REFERENCES

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