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Hormonal control of scent marking behaviour in Indian gerbil

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Keywords
  • Scent Marking
  • Marking Behaviour
  • Hormonal Control
  • Tatera Indica Indica
  • Regulacja Hormonalna
  • Znakowanie Zapachowe
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Investigations to study the association between hormones and scent marking behaviour in the Indian gerbil. Tatera indica indica Hardwicke, 1807 revealed that castration reduces the frequency of scent as well as urine marking significantly within two weeks. The response of castrated animals to testosterone propionate therapy was gradual and the peak scent marking activity was attained after 8 weeks of administering the injection on a weekly interval.

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