A critical review of fear tests used on cattle, pigs, sheep, poultry and horses

  title={A critical review of fear tests used on cattle, pigs, sheep, poultry and horses},
  author={B. Forkman and A. Boissy and M. Meunier-Sala{\"u}n and E. Canali and R. Jones},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  • B. Forkman, A. Boissy, +2 authors R. Jones
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • Fear is arguably the most commonly investigated emotion in domestic animals. In the current review we attempt to establish the level of repeatability and validity found for fear tests used on cattle, pigs, sheep and goats, poultry and horses. We focus the review on the three most common types of fear tests: the arena test (open field), the novel object test, and the restraint test. For some tests, e.g. tonic immobility in poultry, there is a good and broad literature on factors that affect the… CONTINUE READING
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