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Social feeding decisions in horses (Equus caballus)

Krueger, Konstanze and Flauger, Birgit (2008) Social feeding decisions in horses (Equus caballus). Behavioural Processes 78 (1), pp. 76-83.

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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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Item type:Article
Date:May 2008
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Equine Cognition, Equine Behavior
Interdisciplinary Subject Network:Not selected
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Keywords:Feeding decision; horse; rank; social behaviour.
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:19426
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