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Table 2 Median frequency per minute and range (minimum – maximum) per type of each stereotypic behaviour observed in horses from riding school (study 1)

From: Plasma cortisol and faecal cortisol metabolites concentrations in stereotypic and non-stereotypic horses: do stereotypic horses cope better with poor environmental conditions?

Name of the stereotypic behaviour Median frequency per minute, range (minimum – maximum)
Repetitive licking/ biting Feeding trough (N = 15 horses) 0.03 (0.03 – 0.30)
Object biting (N = 10) 0.08 (0.03 – 0.17)
Wall (N = 7) 0.10 (0.03 – 0.13)
Head shaking and nodding (N = 14) 0.10 (0.03 – 0.57)
Lip / tongue play (N = 13) 0.10 (0.03 – 0.43)
Lip or teeth rubbing (N = 4) 0.03 (0.03 - 0.07)
Weaving (N = 3) 0.27 (0.10 – 0.67)
Cribbing (N = 1) 0.03
  1. Number in brackets following the name of the behaviour = number of horses observed performing the behaviour at least once.