Emotions in goats: mapping physiological, behavioural and vocal profiles

New research looking at how goats express subtle positive emotions could lead to greater understanding of animal welfare. While there has been a great deal of research into negative emotions and stress in animals it is often hard for those who work with animals to know when they are in more subtle positive states.

This research found that goats were more likely to point their ears forward and keep their tail up when they were in a positive state, as well as producing more stable calls (i.e. less varied in frequency).


Articles: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347214004126



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