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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.

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Published date: 2008
Keywords: horse, stereotypy, striatum, dopamine, concurrent-chain schedules, choice


Local EPrints ID: 51007
ISSN: 0166-4328
PURE UUID: 14244d9a-b094-44af-ae7c-79ce5828d6ba

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Date deposited: 29 Apr 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:49

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Author: Matthew Parker
Author: Deborah Goodwin
Author: Sebastian D. McBride

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