Krueger, Konstanze and Flauger, Birgit (2011) Olfactory Recognition of Individual Competitors by Means of Faeces in Horse (Equus caballus). Animal Cognition Online.
Living in complex social systems requires perceptual and cognitive capacities for the recognition of group membership and individual competitors. Olfaction is one means by which this can be achieved. Many animals can identify individual proteins in urine, skin secretions, or saliva by scent. Additionally, marking behaviour in several mammals and especially in horses indicates the importance of ...
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|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolution, Verhalten und Genetik (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)|
|Projects:||Equine Cognition, Equine Behavior|
|Interdisciplinary Subject Network:||Not selected|
|Keywords:||equids, faecal samples, horse, olfaction, sociality|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||03 Feb 2011 07:27|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 16:51|