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Author Siniscalchi, M.; Padalino, B.; Aubé, L.; Quaranta, A.
Title Right-nostril use during sniffing at arousing stimuli produces higher cardiac activity in jumper horses Type Journal Article
Year 2015 Publication Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition Abbreviated Journal Laterality
Volume 20 Issue 4 Pages 483-500
Abstract Lateralization in horses, Equus caballus, has been reported at both motor and sensory levels. Here we investigated left- and right-nostril use in 12 jumper horses freely sniffing different emotive stimuli. Results revealed that during sniffing at adrenaline and oestrus mare urine stimuli, horses showed a clear right-nostril bias while just a tendency in the use of the right nostril was observed during sniffing of other odours (food, cotton swab and repellent). Sniffing at adrenaline and urine odours was also accompanied by increasing cardiac activity and behavioural reactivity strengthening the role of the right hemisphere in the analysis of intense emotion and sexual behaviour.
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Publisher Routledge Place of Publication Editor
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ISSN 1357-650x ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes doi: 10.1080/1357650X.2015.1005629 Approved no
Call Number Equine Behaviour @ team @ Serial 6208
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