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Adult albino laboratory rats (Rattus norvegicus Berkenhout) were put together in colonies in large cages, in conditions which lead to severe conflict and death among wild rats of the same species. There were no deaths and little conflict. Hybrid rats, obtained from an albino-wild cross, were...

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BARNETT, S. A.
Citation
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1960, 134, pp 611-621
Abstract

Increasing cage size was proposed as a means to encourage exercise and play (socialization) to improve welfare of kennel dogs. 11-month-old, female, purpose-bred Beagles, housed 4 to a cage, were videotaped for 15 h on 10 different dates, resulting in 5 videotapes recorded for a smaller cage size...

Author(s)
Bebak, J.; Beck, A. M.
Citation
Laboratory Animal Science, 1993, 43, 5, pp 457-459
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Author(s)
Stauffacher, M.
Citation
Tierärztliche Umschau, 1994, 49, 9, pp 560-565, 567-569
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205 rats were housed in cages in single-sex groups of 3, 5, 8 or alone for 8 weeks and behavioural observations were regularly made. Overall, females spent more time in escape-related behaviours than males. The number of rats per cage did not affect male time budgets in the long term but there were ...

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Hurst, J. L.; Barnard, C. J.; Tolladay, U.; Nevison, C. M.; West, C. D.
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 1999, 58, 3, pp 563-586
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The synthetic contaminant, 1-methyl-4-phenyl 1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP), in the meperidine analogue (1-methyl-4-phenyl-4-proprionoxypiperidine, MPPP) has been identified as the component responsible for inducing parkinsonism. This article describes the animal care procedures required to...

Author(s)
Jackson, M. J.
Publisher
Institute of Animal Technology, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Technology, 2001, 52, 1, pp 21-28
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Author(s)
Wickens, S.; Hubrecht, R.; Buckwell, T.; Gregory, D.; Robb, D.; Wilsson, M.; Rochlitz, I.
Publisher
Institute of Animal Technology, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Technology, 2001, 52, 1, pp 43-47
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Author(s)
Stewart, K.
Publisher
National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, USA
Citation
Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin, 2002, 12, 1/2, pp 1-2, 5-7
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Author(s)
Reinhardt, V.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science, 2005, 44, 3, pp 76-78
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Deprived environments: developmental insights from primatology.

Author(s)
Novak, M. A.; Meyer, J. S.; Lutz, C.; Tiefenbacher, S.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990040)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Laboratory housing conditions have significant physiological and psychological effects on rodents, raising both scientific and humane concerns. Published studies of rats, mice and other rodents were reviewed to document behavioural and psychological problems attributable to predominant laboratory...

Author(s)
Balcombe, J. P.
Publisher
Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Laboratory Animals, 2006, 40, 3, pp 217-235

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