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Olfactory Recognition of Individual Competitors by Means of Faeces in Horse (Equus caballus)

Krueger, Konstanze and Flauger, Birgit (2011) Olfactory Recognition of Individual Competitors by Means of Faeces in Horse (Equus caballus). Animal Cognition Online.

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Abstract

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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Item Type:Article
Date:2011
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/s10071-010-0358-1DOI
Keywords:equids, faecal samples, horse, olfaction, sociality
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:03 Feb 2011 07:27
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 16:51
Item ID:19386
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