The effects of metoserpate hypochloride on the neonatal approach behavior of domestic chicks

dc.contributor.authorRoehling, Arthur Nelsonen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-13T20:44:40Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-13T20:44:40Zen
dc.date.issued1974en
dc.description.abstractAn attempt was made to study the effects of a tranquilizer (metoserpate hydrochloride), specifically designed for poultry, on the neonatal approach response of domestic chicks. Acquisition of this response was accomplished in a straight alley on birds ranging in age from 24 to 120 hours old. Testing of this response was done when all birds were 144 hours old under a no-drug condition. At 168 hours of age all subjects were subjected to extinction procedures. The strength of the response was measured in terms of latency to start as well as time spent traversing the alley. Resistance to extinction was measured in terms of the latencies mentioned above as well as number of trials to extinction. The results of the present study show a peak in imprinting susceptibility between 72 and 96 hours after hatching. The tranquilizer had a traditional interference effect except for those birds exposed on Day 3 while the injection control procedure had an enhancement effect on birds treated on Days 4 and 5. In addition, there were no differences observed during extinction between groups.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extent43 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/64108en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 21663095en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1974.R62en
dc.subject.lcshChicksen
dc.subject.lcshChickensen
dc.titleThe effects of metoserpate hypochloride on the neonatal approach behavior of domestic chicksen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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