PMID: 42010Oct 1, 1979

Treatment of fear-induced aggression in a horse

Modern Veterinary Practice
V L Voith

Abstract

Desensitization (gradually exposing an animal to a fear-inducing stimulus without evoking the fear response) and counter-conditioning (rewarding the animal for behavior incompatible with the fear response) are highly successful ways of eliminating or reducing fear responses and corresponding aggression.

Related Concepts

Fear (Mental Process)
Psychological Desensitization Therapy
Fear Response
Conditioning (Psychology)
Aggressive Behavior
Receptor Desensitization

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