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Social feeding decisions in horses (Equus caballus)

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-194265
Krueger, Konstanze ; Flauger, Birgit
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 03 Feb 2011 07:28


Abstract

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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