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Tool Use in Horses

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-527637
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.52763
Krueger, Konstanze ; Trager, Laureen ; Farmer, Kate ; Byrne, Richard
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 17 Aug 2022 08:40


Abstract

Tool use has not yet been confirmed in horses, mules or donkeys. As this subject is difficult to research with conventional methods, we used a crowdsourcing approach to gather data. We contacted equid owners and carers and asked them to report and video examples of “unusual” behaviour via a dedicated website. We also searched YouTube and Facebook for videos of equids showing tool use. From 635 ...

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