ManyGoats 1 - a proof-of-concept study
In our first proof-of-concept study (‘ManyGoats1’), we will focus on goats’ behavioural responses to different human attentional states during an Avoidance Distance test. To increase heterogeneity in our sample and identify the factors that contribute to behavioural variation, we will test a diverse range of subjects (i.e. all sexes, different ages, goats used for dairy, meat, fibre, companionship) in different living conditions (e.g. lab, farm, zoo, private). Currently, we are developing the ManyGoats1 test protocol and anticipate starting data collection at the end of 2022.
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