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The effects of age, rank and neophobia on social learning in horses

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-294249
Krueger, Konstanze ; Farmer, Kate ; Heinze, Jürgen
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Abstract

Social learning is said to meet the demands of complex environments in which individuals compete over resources and cooperate to share resources. Horses (Equus caballus) were thought to lack social learning skills because they feed on homogenously distributed resources with few reasons for conflict. However, the horse’s social environment is complex, which raises the possibility that its capacity ...

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