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Author (up) Tomkins, L.M.; McGreevy, P.D.; Branson, N.J. url  doi
  Title Lack of standardization in reporting motor laterality in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) Type Journal Article
  Year 2010 Publication Journal of Veterinary Behaviour Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 5 Issue 5 Pages 235-239  
  Keywords dog; motor laterality; lateralization; paw preference; standardization  
  Abstract Over the past 2 decades, numerous studies have been undertaken to assess motor laterality in the domestic dog. In anticipation of growth in this area of enquiry, we decided to review the literature on canine motor biases to identify any shortcomings, reflect on the lessons to be learned from and offer ways forward for future research into canine laterality. The aim of this review is to (i) summarize motor laterality findings in the dog, (ii) highlight areas lacking in standardization, and (iii) propose necessary criteria for future tests and global reporting protocols. Our review of the literature highlighted the lack of standardization between studies in task selection, sample size, number of behavior scores recorded, and the methods by which motor laterality were classified and reported. This review illustrates the benefits of standardizing methods of motor laterality assessment so that comparisons can be made between the populations sampled. By adopting such an approach, researchers should mutually benefit as motor laterality data could then be compared and subjected to meta-analysis.  
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  ISSN 1558-7878 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number Equine Behaviour @ team @ S1558-7878(10)00038-9 Serial 5378  
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