Project

Molecular imaging in canine behaviour disorders

Duration
01 January 2007 → 31 October 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Neurosciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Neurosciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Neurosciences
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
behaviour disorders serotonergic system SPET molecular imaging dog
 
Project description

Dogs with behaviour disorders will be subjected to brain imaging in order to assess regional perfusion and the function of the serotonergic neurotransmitter system with specific radioligands. Indirect investigation of the serotonergic system will include quantification of the serotonin-2A receptor on blood platelets. A genetic examination will be included.