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Environmental Effects on Compulsive Tail Chasing in Dogs

  • Katriina Tiira,

    Affiliations: Research Programs Unit, Molecular Medicine, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, The Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Osmo Hakosalo,

    Affiliations: Research Programs Unit, Molecular Medicine, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, The Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Lauri Kareinen,

    Affiliations: Research Programs Unit, Molecular Medicine, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, The Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Anne Thomas,

    Affiliation: Antagene, Animal Genetics Laboratory, Lyon, France

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  • Anna Hielm-Björkman,

    Affiliation: Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Catherine Escriou,

    Affiliation: National Veterinary School of Lyon, Lyon, France

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  • Paul Arnold,

    Affiliation: Program in Genetics and Genomic Biology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Hannes Lohi mail

    hannes.lohi@helsinki.fi

    Affiliations: Research Programs Unit, Molecular Medicine, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, The Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Published: July 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041684

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 17 Aug 2012 at 23:16 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Inkfish
Title: “Inkfish: New OCD Symptom: Tail Chasing”
http://inkfish.fieldofsci...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 24 Aug 2012 at 21:54 GMT

The following articles represent some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: PawNation
Title: “Tail-Chasing Could Be Sign of OCD in Canines - PawNation”
http://www.pawnation.com/...

Publication: The FW
Title: “Dogs Who Chase Their Tails May Suffer From Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”
http://thefw.com/dog-ocd/

Publication: Wired UK
Title: “Tail-chasing dogs exhibit similarities to human OCD sufferers (Wired UK)”
http://www.wired.co.uk/ne...

Publication: Geekosystem
Title: “Study Suggests Tail Chasing Could Be Dog Version of OCD | Geekosystem”
http://www.geekosystem.co...

Publication: News Medical
Title: “Dogs offer excellent animal model for human obsessive compulsive disorder study”
http://www.news-medical.n...

Publication: Eurasia Review
Title: “Canine Tail Chasing Resembles Human Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Eurasia Review”
http://www.eurasiareview....

Publication: redOrbit
Title: “Tail Chasing Dogs May Have OCD - Science News - redOrbit”
http://www.redorbit.com/n...

Publication: Psych Central
Title: “Study of Canine OCD May Help Humans | Psych Central News”
http://psychcentral.com/n...

Publication: The Inquisitr
Title: “Doggie OCD Manifests In Ways We Recognize, Like Tail Chasing”
http://www.inquisitr.com/...

Publication: LiveScience
Title: “Doggie Diagnosis: Tail Chasing Resembles Human Compulsive Behavior | LiveScience”
http://www.livescience.co...

Publication: Smithsonian Smart News
Title: “Dogs Chasing Their Tails Are Akin to Humans With OCD | Smart News”
http://blogs.smithsonianm...

Publication: International Business Times
Title: “Doggie OCD? New Study Claims Your Tail-Chasing Dog Can Have Canine Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - International Business Times”
http://www.ibtimes.com/ar...

Publication: Mail Online
Title: “Dogs chasing their own tails could be an OCD-like behaviour and not a fun game, say researchers | Mail Online”
http://www.dailymail.co.u...

Publication: The Telegraph
Title: “Dogs that chase their tails could be suffering from obsessive disorders - Telegraph”
http://www.telegraph.co.u...

Publication: The Atlantic
Title: “Study: Canine Compulsive Disorder Brings OCD Into Focus - Sara Reistad-Long - The Atlantic”
http://www.theatlantic.co...

If you see any additional coverage of this paper in the press or blogosphere, please reply to this thread and add the link to the article.

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