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

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-193840
Krueger, Konstanze ; Heinze, Jürgen
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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. Here, we ...

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