Christmas 2012: Research

Using a dog’s superior olfactory sensitivity to identify Clostridium difficile in stools and patients: proof of principle study

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 13 December 2012)
Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7396

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In the video, there are conflicting data about the relative superiority of smell in dogs vs humans. In the introduction it is alluded to be 300% better in dogs, later a researcher states it is 300 times better (or 30,000%). Which one is it??

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