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Using dogs to test cryptic olfaction in venomous snakes

presented by
Shannon Mc Kay (MSc)

It has long been suspected that some snakes manage to "hide" their scent when laying in ambush, but it has been a very hard hypothesis to test due to a very limited array of olfaction testing devices and the hazardous test subjects. A unique dog training protocol was designed to train dogs to safely test these olfaction theories. This talk covers the background of the study, the behavioural perspective of cryptic olfaction, details of the training protocol and the outcomes.

The talk (open to members and non-members) will be an hour long and followed by our Annual General Meeting.
We would very much like to encourage our members to stay for the AGM as we value your input.

DATE:  Thursday 22 March 2018
VENUE:    Fourways Veterinary Hospital:
Cnr. Witkoppen Road & The Straight. Pineslopes, Fourways Parking area is by the palisade fence as one enters FVH.
TIME:    19:00 for 19:30
COST:    R85 for ABC members
R120 for non-members

Bernice Boshoff-Viljoen - (07 4291 5502) Tea, coffee and snacks will be served.

(To qualify for the reduced rate become a member of the ABC, click here for details) 

BANK DETAILS for EFT: ABC of SA; Standard Bank;  Fourways Crossing; Account No. : 42 669 167 9;  Branch Code: 00 99 53 PLEASE USE YOUR NAME AND TALK AS REFERENCE





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