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Stallion harassment and the mating system of horses

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Linklater, WL and Cameron, EZ and Minot, EO and Stafford, KJ, Stallion harassment and the mating system of horses, Animal Behaviour, 58, (2) pp. 295-306. ISSN 0003-3472 (1999) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1006/anbe.1999.1155

Abstract

Feral horse, Equus caballus, breeding groups, called bands, usually include one but sometimes up to five stallions. We found that mares were loyal to single-stallion (SS) or multistallion (MS) bands or were social dispersers (maverick mares, Mv). The spacing and social behaviour of mares and stallions in single- and multistallion bands was measured. Indices of mare well-being were also measured including activity budgets (feeding: MS>SS = Mv; resting: MSSS), maternal effort in maintaining contact with foals (MS = Mv>SS), parasite levels in faeces (MS>Mv>SS), body condition (MS = Mv

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species
Objective Field:Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species not elsewhere classified
Author:Cameron, EZ (Professor Elissa Cameron)
ID Code:71265
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:95
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2011-07-12
Last Modified:2011-07-13
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