July 2010 Issue

Short Takes: July 2010

This study ("The influence of olfactory stimulation on the behaviour of cats housed in a rescue shelter" in Applied Animal Behavior Science, 2010) examined the impact of environmental enrichment in an animal shelter when "novel smells" (odors other than those normally encountered in the shelter environment) were introduced in the catís enclosure. The odor exposure was presented as odorless cloth, or cloths permeated with the odor of rabbit, catnip or lavender.

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