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Article on the movement of air in a dog's head

Post by TimL_168 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:29 pm

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Re: Article on the movement of air in a dog's head

Post by centrop67 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:09 pm

I was really struggling with the term: macrosmia. If you do a search for the term in Google all that comes up is fetal macrosmia which is a baby born over 8 lbs.

This made it really difficult to understand the article - not that research papers need to be written to be understood by the general public.

However, if you look up macrosmatic it clears things up - a little. It means an animal or species with a highly formed sense of smell.

So, I guess the paper is about how the shape and size of the nasal cavity contributes to smell acuity as much as the size of the sensory gland.
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Re: Article on the movement of air in a dog's head

Post by Dutchringgirl » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:03 pm

wow, that was very interesting !! Thanks for posting. Sadie has a lot of air movement in her head HAHAHAHA

I have always watched Sadie sniff and its quite funny but with a purpose.

It is more in depth of just the size and shape, but in general, yes.
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