Detection dogs: a brief review about the use of the canine nose

  • Márcio Henrique Micheletti
  • Cristiano Barros de Melo
Keywords: Cão de detecção, faro

Abstract

ABSTRACT. Micheletti M.H., de Paula A.C., de Sá M.E.P. & de Melo C.B. [Detection dogs: a brief review about the use of the canine nose.] Cães de detecção: uma breve revisão sobre o uso do nariz canino. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 38(4):387-392, 2016. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Animais, Faculdade de Agronomia e Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Brasília, Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, ICC Sul, Asa Norte, Brasília, DF 70910-970, Brasil. E-mails: michelettimh@gmail.com; cristianomelo@unb.br

The aim of this study was to present the main anatomical and physiological characteristics of the olfactory system of dogs, making them an agile and reliable tool to detect odors of human interest. The current uses of detection dogs and the environmental, operational and behavioral factors that can affect their performance during odor detection tasks were also evaluated.

Published
2016-12-16

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