Effect of age and severity of cognitive dysfunction on spontaneous activity in pet dogs - part 1: locomotor and exploratory behaviour.

@article{Rosado2012EffectOA,
  title={Effect of age and severity of cognitive dysfunction on spontaneous activity in pet dogs - part 1: locomotor and exploratory behaviour.},
  author={B. Fern{\'a}ndez Rosado and Angela Gonz{\'a}lez-Mart{\'i}nez and Pedro Pesini and Sylvia Garc{\'i}a-Belenguer and Jorge Palacio and Ainara Villegas and M. Suarez and G. Santamarina and Mathieu Sarasa},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={194 2},
  pages={
          189-95
        }
}
Age-related cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) has been reported in dogs and it is considered a natural model for Alzheimer's disease in humans. Changes in spontaneous activity (including locomotor and exploratory behaviour) and social responsiveness have been related to the age and cognitive status of kennel-reared Beagle dogs. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of age and severity of CDS on locomotor and exploratory behaviour of privately owned dogs. This is the first part of… CONTINUE READING
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