Accession Number : AD0776216


Title :   The Miniature Pig: A Biomedical Model for Behavioral Studies.


Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Chaput,R. L. ; Barron,E. L. ; Warrenfeltz,J. K. ; Wolfe,W. W. ; Dalton,T. K.


Report Date : OCT 1973


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : Procedures for training pigs by shock avoidance conditioning to perform a shuttlebox and a visual discrimination problem are described. Pigs achieved stable performance levels of better than 95% shock avoidance in six and 35 days for the shuttlebox and discrimination problem, respectively. Such stable and accurate performances are required for assessing behavioral effects of independent variables. (Author)


Descriptors :   *Swine, *Behavior, Conditioning(Learning), Models, Animals, Laboratory animals, Scientific research


Subject Categories : ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND VETERINARY MEDICINE
      PSYCHOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE