Equine learning behaviour: What we know, what we don’t and future research priorities


D.G.M. Wood-Gush Memorial Lecture: An applied ethologist looks at the question “Why?”

The question “Why does an animal behave as it does?” can be answered in terms of ontogeny, function, phylogeny and causation. The achievements of applied ethology relative to those four approaches are reviewed, gaps in our knowledge are identified and predictions for fruitful avenues of future research are made. Ontogenic studies have been useful in […]