Krueger, Konstanze and Flauger, Birgit (2008) Social feeding decisions in horses (Equus caballus). Behavioural Processes 78 (1), pp. 76-83.
Like many other herbivores, in a natural environment equids feed on rather evenly distributed resources. However, the vegetation in their vast habitats constantly changes. If food is plentiful only little competition occurs over food, and in non-competitive situations domestic horses tend to return to the same feeding site until it is overgrazed. In contrast, they compete over limited food for ...
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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:||Feeding decision; horse; rank; social behaviour.|
|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 07:28|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 16:51|