Scent detection dogs for the Asian longhorn beetle
Scent detection dogs for the Asian longhorn beetleDogs are known to be used for explosive or medical detection or as drug-sniffing dogs. But did you know you can also use them as detection dogs in timber trade? The Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW) trains and works with the animals to detect the Asian longhorn beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) and the Citrus longhorn beetle (Anoplophora chinensis).
In 2011 an Anoplophora detection dog training programme has been established at the BFW, open to teams of dogs and their handlers from National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs), forest services and private persons.
Hoyer-Tomiczek, U.; Sauseng, G.; Hoch, G. (2016): Scent detection dogs for the Asian longhorn beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO 46: 148–155
For questions contact Dipl.-Biol. Ute Hoyer-Tomiczek, Tel. 0043/ 1/ 87838 1130
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Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW)
Austria, 1131 Vienna, Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8 | Tel.: +43 1 878 38-0
Autor: Hoyer-Tomiczek U., Lackner M.