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Neural Plasticity - Volume 9 2002, Issue 4, Pages 255-259



Department of Psychiatry, H:S Bispebjerg, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Bakke 23, Copenhagen NV DK-2400, Denmark

Division of Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare, Department of Pharmacology and Pathobiology, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Bülowsvej 17, Frederiksberg C DK-1870, Denmark



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Abstract

Göttingen minipigs were tested in an objectrecognition procedure based on spontaneousexploration. Eight pigs were exposed to twosimilar objects in a sample trial and after a one-hourdelay exposed to two objects, one familiarand one novel, in a test trial. The pigs exploredthe novel object significantly more than thefamiliar object in the test trial p<0.05, therebyshowing recognition of the familiar object.Furthermore, habituation of exploration of thefamiliar object between the sample trial and thetest trial was found p<0.05. The procedure can be useful for testing of spontaneous trial-uniquememory in pigs.





Author: Anette Moustgaard, Nanna Marie Lind, Ralf Hemmingsen, and Axel Kornerup Hansen

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