Effects of incisor-cutting on muricidal behavior induced by olfactory bulbectomy in rats.

@article{Hsuchou2002EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of incisor-cutting on muricidal behavior induced by olfactory bulbectomy in rats.},
  author={Hung Hsuchou and Ying-Jui Ho and H Shui and Mei-Yun Tai and K Chen and Yuan-Feen Tsai},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={76 4-5},
  pages={669-75}
}
Muricidal behavior in rats is composed of two main components, attacking and killing performance. Since a large number of mice could be killed by rats during behavioral experiments, research has been limited in the past decade possibly because of ethical considerations. In preliminary studies, we found that the rat incisors play a key role in muricidal behavior in rats, so, in the present study, we cut off the incisors and assessed the following parameters of muricidal behavior: attack latency… CONTINUE READING

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