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


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD= AD0776216


Report Date : Oct 1973


Pagination or Media Count : 16


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.


Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR , *SWINE , ANIMALS , CONDITIONING(LEARNING) , LABORATORY ANIMALS , MODELS , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE