At Your Service: Behavior

The Members of the Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic

Dr. Nicholas Dodman
Dr. Nicholas Dodman

Dr. Nicholas Dodman

Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman heads the Animal Behavior section. In addition to lecturing and conducting research, he oversees behavior cases and directs the Vetfax service.

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Innovation

Current Research on Canine Compulsive Behavior

By Nicole Cottam, MS, ACAAB

Doberman Flank Sucking

Dobermans helped Tufts researchers understand the keys to Canine Compulsive Disorder.

The research team at the Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic has long suspected that canine compulsive behavior has a genetic component.  Recently, this suspicion was confirmed with the discovery that a variant of a gene, which codes for cadherin-2, was overrepresented in a sample of Doberman Pinschers

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