Acta Vet. Brno 2015, 84: 77-82

https://doi.org/10.2754/avb201585010077

Intensive training technique utilizing the dog’s olfactory abilities to diagnose prostate cancer in men

Lucie Urbanová1, Vlasta Vyhnánková2, Šárka Krisová3, Dalibor Pacík2, Alois Nečas1

1University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Clinic, Department of Surgery and Orthopaedics, Brno, Czech Republic
2University Hospital Brno, Department of Urology, Brno, Czech Republic
3University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Equine Clinic, Brno, Czech Republic

Received May 20, 2014
Accepted October 22, 2014

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