Mehrkam, Lindsay R. (2019) A behaviorist approach to sheep cognition, intelligence, and welfare. Animal Sentience 25(37)
Lori Marino and Debra Merskin, Intelligence, complexity, and individuality in sheep
Marino & Merskin’s review sheds light on the complexity of the mind, learning, and cognition of sheep. Readily observable behavior has value in its own right for promoting the well-being of animals. A behavior-analytic approach can add substantially to the understanding of sheep as individuals as well as their learning capacities. The findings can also be applied to arranging their environments to promote their well-being as well as behavioral change in those responsible for their care and management.
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