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Houpt Publications

Houpt Publications
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Box 34
Ithaca, NY 14853

Selected Publications


Mueller PJ and Houpt KA (1991) A comparison of the responses of donkeys (Equus asinus) and ponies (Equus caballus) to 36 hours of water deprivation. In Donkeys, Mules and Horses in Tropical Agricultural Development (D Fielding and RA Pearson, eds). University of Edinburgh, pp. 86-95.

Wilcox S, Dusza K and Houpt K (1991) The relationship between recumbent rest and masturbation in stallions. Equine Vet Sci 11:23-26.

Caanitz H, O'Leary L, Houpt K, Petersson K and Hintz H (1991) Effect of exercise on equine behavior. Appl Anim Behav Sci 31:1-12.

Houpt KA (1991) Investigating equine ingestive, maternal, and sexual behavior in the field and in the laboratory. J Anim Sci 69:4161-4166.

Houpt KA, Northrup N, Wheatley T and Houpt TR (1991) Thirst and salt appetite in horses treated with furosemide. J Appl Physiol 71:2380-2386.

Kleps NA, Houpt KA and Calabria-Maher V (1992) Water and salt balance in exercising horses. Equine Athl 5:5-11.

Houpt KA (1993) Aggression and intolerance of separation from a mare by an aged gelding. Equine Vet Ed 5:140-141.

Houpt KA and McDonnell SM (1993) Equine stereotypies. Comp Contin Ed 15:1265-1272.

Houpt KA (1995) New perspectives on equine stereotypic behaviour. Equine Vet J 27:82-83.

Juarbe-Diaz SV, Houpt KA and Kusunose R (1997) Prevalence and characteristics of foal rejection in Arabian mares. Equine Vet J 30:424-428.

Mueller PJ, Protos P, Houpt KA and Van Soest PJ (1998) Chewing behaviour in the domestic donkey (Equus asinus) fed fibrous forage. Appl Anim Behav Sci 60:341-251.

Houpt KA and Antczak D (1998) Abnormal maternal behavior in a donkey as a consequence of neophobia. Appl Anim Behav Sci 60:259-262.

Houpt, K.A., Eggleston, A., Kunkle, K. and Houpt, T.R. 2000. Effect of water restriction on equine behavior and physiology. Equine Vet. J. 32: 341-344.

Virga, V. and Houpt, K.A. 2000. Prevalence of placentophagia in horses. Equine Vet. J. (Accepted)

Houpt, K.A., Houpt, T.R., Johnson, J.L., Erb, H.N., and Yeon, S.C. 2001. The effect of straight stall confinement and exercise deprivation on the behavior of pregnant mares. Anim. Welfare (Accepted)

Dog and Cat

Morgan M and Houpt KA (1989) Feline behavior problems: the influence of declawing. Anthrozoos 3:50-53.

Houpt KA (1991) Housesoiling: treatment of a common feline problem. Vet Med 1000-1006.

Reisner IR, Houpt KA and Quimby KW (1994) Friendliness to humans and defensive aggression in cats: the influence of handling and paternity. Physiol Behav 55:1119-1124.

Reisner IR, Erb HN and Houpt KA (1994) Risk factors for behavior-related euthanasia among dominant aggressive dogs: 110 cases 1989-1992. JAVMA 205:855-863.

Crouse S, Atwill R, Lagana M and Houpt K (1995) Soft surfaces: a factor in feline psychological well-being. Contemp Topics Lab Anim Sci 34:94-97.

Dodman NH, Reisner I, Shuster L, Rand W, Luescher UA, Robinson I and Houpt KA (1996) Effect of dietary protein content on behavior in dogs. JAVMA 208:376-379.

Kagarise Sherman C, Reisner IR, Taliaferro LA and Houpt KA (1996) Characteristics, treatment and outcome of 99 cases of aggression between dogs. Appl Anim Behav Sci 47:91-108.

Juarbe-Díaz SV and Houpt KA (1996) Comparison of two anti-barking collars for the treatment of nuisance barking. J Amer Anim Hosp Assoc 32:231-235.

Reisner IR, Mann JJ, Stanley M, Huang Y-y and Houpt KA (1996) Comparison of cerebrospinal fluid monoamine metabolite levels in dominant-aggressive and non-aggressive dogs. Brain Res 714:57-64.

Lindell EM, Erb HN and Houpt KA (1997) Intercat aggression: a retrospective study examining types of aggression, sexes of fighting pairs, and effectiveness of treatment. Appl Anim Behav Sci 55:153-162.

Ogburn P, Crouse S, Martin F and Houpt K (1998) Comparison of behavioral and physiological responses of dogs wearing two different types of collars. Appl Anim Behav Sci 61:133-142.

Yeon SC, Erb HN and Houpt KA (1998) A retrospective study of canine house soiling: diagnosis and treatment. J Amer Anim Hosp Assoc (in Press).

Frank DF, Erb HN and Houpt KA (1999) Urine spraying in cats: presence of concurrent disease and effects of a pheromone treatment. Appl Anim Behav Sci 61:263-272.

Yeon SC, Erb HN and Houpt KA (1999) A retrospective study of canine house soiling: diagnosis and treatment. JAAHA 35:101-106.

Takeuchi, Y., Houpt, K.A., and Scarlett, J.M. 2000. Evaluation of t reatments for separation anxiety in dogs. J.A.V.M.A. 217(3): 342-345.

Takeuchi, Y., Ogata, N., Houpt, K.A., and Scarlett, J.M. 2000. Differences in background and outcome of three behavior problems of dogs. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. (Accepted)

Yeon, S.C., Flanders, J.A., Scarlett, J.M., Ayers, S., and Houpt, K.A. 2000. Attitudes of owners and behavior problems following tendonectomy or onychectomy in cats. J.A.V.M.A. (Accepted)

Virga, V., Houpt, K.A., and Scarlett, J.M. 2000. Efficacy of amitriptyline as a pharmacological adjunct to behavioral modification in the management of aggressive behaviors in dogs. J.A.A.H.A. (Accepted)


Curtis SE and Houpt KA (1983) Animal ethology: its emergence in animal science. J Anim Sci 57:234-247.

Smith AW, Houpt KA, Kitchell RL, Kohn DF, McDonald LE, Passaglia M. Jr, Thurmon JC and Ames ER (1986) 1986 report of the AVMA panel on euthanasia. JAVMA 188:252-268.

Houpt KA (1991) Animal behavior and animal welfare. JAVMA 198:1355-1360.

Houpt KA and Fregin GF (1992) Equine Workshop. In The Well-being of Agricultural Animals in Biomedical and Agricultural Research. Proceedings of the SCAW-sponsored conference, Agricultural Animals in Research. Scientists Center for Animal Welfare, Washington, DC.

Andrews EJ, Bennett BT, Clark JD, Houpt KA, Pascoe PJ, Robinson GW and Boyce JR (1993) 1993 Report of the AVMA panel on euthanasia. JAVMA 202:229-249.

Houpt KA, Honig SU and Reisner IR (1996) Breaking the human companion animal bond. JAVMA 208:1653-1659.

Kalagassy EB, Carbone LG and Houpt KA (1998) Effect of castration on rabbits housed in littermate pairs. J Anim Wel Sci (accepted).