, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 237–238 | Cite as

The effect of an ethanol extract of catnip (Nepeta cataria) on the behavior of the young chick

  • C. J. Sherry
  • P. S. Hunter


The alcohol extract of catnip has a biphasic effect on the behavior of young chicks. Low and moderate dose levels (25–1800 mg/kg) cause increasing numbers of chicks to sleep, while high dose levels (i.e. above 2 g/kg) cause a decreasing number of chicks to sleep.


Alcohol Dose Level Ethanol Extract Moderate Dose Alcohol Extract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Sherry
    • 1
  • P. S. Hunter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology, College of ScienceTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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