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

  title={The olfactory detection of sodium and lithium salts by sodium deficient cattle},
  author={F. R. Bell and J. Sly},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  • F. R. Bell, J. Sly
  • Published 1983
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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