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Machteld van Dierendonck

Machteld is a clinical ethologist and equine welfare expert, working at the Biology Faculty of Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She has been researching wild, feral and domesticated equines in many countries since 1984. Machteld is currently focusing on teaching, researching and patient care at the ethology and welfare as well as at the equine departments.

Machteld owns horses for 20 years. She is chair of the Veterinary and Welfare Committee of the International Icelandic Horse Federation and is a national judge. She is a member of ISAE, ASAB and member of the Equid Specialist Group, a Species Survival Commission of the IUCN.