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Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences
Animal behavior, the way that an animal acts, is a combination of instinctive traits and learned responses to particular situations (Robinson and Bolen 1984). Behavior in young animals involves several different learning mechanisms, including the following: generalization, social facilitation, neophobia, cue-consequence specificity, and harvesting skills. Preferences instilled in young animals through learning can influence diet selection, grazing patterns, and habitat selection later in life (Squibb et al. 1990)
Biscornet, Melissa, "The Use of Animal Behavior As a Tool for Biological Control" (1992). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 408.
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