The olfactory detection of sodium and lithium salts by sodium deficient cattle

@article{Bell1983TheOD,
  title={The olfactory detection of sodium and lithium salts by sodium deficient cattle},
  author={F. Bell and J. Sly},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={1983},
  volume={31},
  pages={307-312}
}
  • F. Bell, J. Sly
  • Published 1983
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Physiology & Behavior
With development of Na+ depletion in cattle enhancement in the specific ability to smell very low concentrations of salt occurs. At the same time a behaviour pattern develops, in which increased locomotory activity is seen, directed towards searching for sodium salts. Following the initial successful location of a sodium source the pattern once learned, is consolidated by repetition and by consummation of the salt reward. Our data shows that olfactory and gustatory receptors are able to detect… Expand
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