Impaired instrumental choice in crib-biting horses (Equus caballus)

Parker, Matthew, Redhead, Edward S., Goodwin, Deborah and McBride, Sebastian D. (2008) Impaired instrumental choice in crib-biting horses (Equus caballus) Behavioural Brain Research, 191, pp. 137-140. (doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2008.03.009).

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Horses displaying an oral stereotypy were tested on an instrumental choice paradigm to examine differences in learning from non-stereotypic counterparts. The paradigm was specifically applied in order to examine learning that requires maintenance of response-outcome judgements. The stereotypic horses were found not to choose a more immediate reinforcer over three learning sessions. This suggests an initial behavioural correlate for dorsomedial striatum dysregulation in the stereotypy phenotype.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2008.03.009
ISSNs: 0166-4328 (print)
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Keywords: horse, stereotypy, striatum, dopamine, concurrent-chain schedules, choice

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Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 18:07
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