A case-control study of compulsive wool-sucking in Siamese and Birman cats (n = 204)
作者: Stephanie Borns-WeilChristine EmmanuelJami LongoNisha KiniBruce BartonAshley SmithNicholas H. Dodman
作者单位: 1Department of Clinical Sciences, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts
2Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
3Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
刊名: Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2015, Vol.10 (6), pp.543-548
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.jveb.2015.07.038
关键词: wool-suckingBirmanSiamesecompulsive behaviorpicaweaning
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Oriental breeds, such as Siamese and Birman cats, are more prone to wool-sucking. Though there appears to be a genetic susceptibility for the behavior, we hypothesized that the expression of wool-sucking was associated with either physical characteristics (head shape in Siamese, coat color, claw status), an abnormally intense appetite, medical problems and/or environmental factors (weaning age; litter size; obtainment source; number of cats in the environment; residence in a home or cattery; and use as a breeder, show cat, or pet.) The purpose of our study was to distinguish environmental and physical differences between affected and control cats and to determine whether these differences impacted the expression of the compulsive behavior. Two hundred and four Siamese and...
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