Contributions are invited that consider risk from a variety of origins, including but not limited to:
- Horse-related risks to humans (e.g., zoonoses such as Hendra virus, kicks and falls, occupational risks, contamination of horse meat destined for human consumption);
- Human-related risks to horses (e.g., the deaths of two horses at the 2014 Melbourne Cup, wastage in the racing industry, traditional husbandry practices that conflict with horse ethology, climate change, the medical use of horses for food or hormone production);
- Interspecies risk generated in the human-horse relation (e.g., horse owners failing to evacuate properties under fire threat, difficulty of matching horses and riders according to skill and training).
You can find out more about submitting an article to this special issue here: