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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE