Kendrick, Keith M. (2019) Social cognition in sheep: Welfare implications. Animal Sentience 25(40)
Lori Marino and Debra Merskin, Intelligence, complexity, and individuality in sheep
More research has been carried out on social cognition in sheep than in other farm animal species. Although this has often been featured widely in the media, there is still limited public awareness of it. Marino & Merskin’s review is therefore both important and timely. In my commentary, I focus primarily on what has been established about the complexity of sheep social cognition, at the level of both brain and behavior, and on some of these findings for sheep welfare.
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