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Studies on the formation of ungrazed eliminative areas in fields used by horses

By F. O. Odberg, K. Francis-Smith

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Abstract

Horses accepted cut grass from areas left ungrazed and used for elimination as long as faeces were not present. This indicated that aversion to faeces rather than a difference in palatability led to ungrazed areas in pastures.

Date 1977
Publication Title Applied Animal Ethology
Volume 3
Issue 1
Pages 27-34
Language English
Author Address Rijksuniversiteit Gent, B-9000 Gent, Belgium.
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  1. Animal behavior
  2. Animal nutrition
  3. Belgium
  4. Developed countries
  5. Europe
  6. Grazing
  7. Grazing behavior
  8. Horses
  9. Mammals
  10. OECD countries
  11. Pasturing
  12. peer-reviewed
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