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Horse sense: social status of horses (Equus caballus) affects their likelihood of copying other horses’ behavior

Krueger, Konstanze and Heinze, Jürgen (2008) Horse sense: social status of horses (Equus caballus) affects their likelihood of copying other horses’ behavior. Animal Cognition 11 (3), pp. 431-439.

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Abstract

Animals that live in stable social groups need to gather information on their own relative position in the group’s social hierarchy, by either directly threatening or by challenging others, or indirectly and in a less perilous manner, by observing interactions among others. Indirect inference of dominance relationships has previously been reported from primates, rats, birds, and fish. ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:13 December 2008
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolution, Verhalten und Genetik (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Equine Cognition, Equine Behavior
Research groups and research centres:Not selected
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10.1007/s10071-007-0133-0DOI
Subjects:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Owner: Konstanze Krueger
Deposited On:02 Feb 2011 09:20
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 16:51
Item ID:19384
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