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Publication - Dr Nicola Rooney

    A medical detection role for dogs


    Rooney, N, 2016, ‘A medical detection role for dogs’. International Animal Health Journal, vol 3.


    Dr Nicola Rooney (BSc PGCE PhD), Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Animal Welfare and Behaviour Group at the University of Bristol, has headed a team conducting research on working dogs for the past 15 years. She shares her expertise with our readers, examining a range of methods for training dogs to detect odours which are associated with human diseases. She also calls attention to the prime importance of teaching carers how to ensure a stress-free environment for their helpful dogs.

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