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Horses (Equus caballus) use human local enhancement cues and adjust to human attention

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-194335
Krueger, Konstanze ; Flauger, Birgit ; Farmer, Kate ; Maros, Katalin
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Abstract

This study evaluates the horse (Equus caballus) use of human local enhancement cues and reaction to human attention when making feeding decisions. The superior performance of dogs in observing human states of attention suggests this ability evolved with domestication. However, some species show an improved ability to read human cues through socialization and training. We observed 60 horses ...

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