Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002628
Title: Sex determination in dogs using their hoofprints
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Pawprints are impressions left on soft ground by animals with paws while walking, running, or playing. Pawprints come in great use to trackers who track these animals for rescue, monitoring or hunting purposes. Pawprints of some species can be used to determine the sex and height of that animal. The aim of this research is to find out the possibility of determining sex of a dog using their pawprints. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 dogs (10 from each breed, 3 breeds: Labrador, Pomeranian, and Pug). Pawprints were recorded using modeling clay. The clay block was molded into a thick disc, and the paw on the right forelimb of the dog was pressed against the clay block. The clay block was transferred into a plastic container of appropriate size. The process was repeated for all the 30 dogs. Results: In 20% of each case, the size of the left and the right medial digital pad in females was larger than in males. Here, each case refers to one breed. Conclusion: Since the population studied was less, this factor cannot be used as a viable means for sex determination.

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    Prabhhav Kumar Iyer, Thenmozhi M S*

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    Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Thenmozhi M S, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Prabhhav Kumar Iyer, Thenmozhi M S*

    Title:Sex determination in dogs using their hoofprints
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Nov)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2317-2319)
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    Methodology:Pawprints
    Research Materials:Dogs,Breed, Clay,

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Breed Clay Dogs Paw Track

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