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Tail and ear movements as possible indicators of emotions in pigs

By Míriam Marcet Rius, Patrick Pageat, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, Eva Teruel, Philippe Monneret, Julien Leclercq, Céline Lafont-Lecuelle, Alessandro Cozzi

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A better understanding of animal emotions is an important goal in disciplines ranging from neuroscience to animal welfare science, but few reliable tools exist for measuring these emotions. Play behaviour is generally recognized as a trigger of positive emotions in mammals, and previous studies...

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  1. Animal welfare
  2. Ear
  3. Emotions
  4. play
  5. tails