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Many laboratory rodents emit ultrasonic vocalizations. The purpose of this review is to highlight the types and functions of ultrasonic vocalizations emitted by laboratory rats and mice. Rats emit 3 types of ultrasonic vocalizations, depending on the animal's age, its environmental conditions, and...

Author(s)
Portfors, C. V.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2007, 46, 1, pp 28-34
Abstract

With the development of laboratory animal science, increasing attention has been given to the possible influence of housing and husbandry on the behaviour and welfare of laboratory animals as well as on the scientific integrity. With the present paper, we aim to contribute to this knowledge by...

Author(s)
Olsson, I. A. S.; Westlund, K.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2007, 103, 3/4, pp 229-254
Abstract

The social behavior in laboratory animals occurs in conspecific groups. In the past two decades, the physiological basis of the social behavior in laboratory rats has been gradually elucidated through various neural approaches. In addition, the relevance of social related behavior for...

Author(s)
Yamamuro, Y.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Animal Science Journal, 2006, 77, 4, pp 386-394
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Gourtsas, K. I.
Citation
Deltion tes Ellenikes Kteniatrikes Etaireias = Bulletin of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society, 1999, 50, 1, pp 11-14
Abstract

Several issues associated with the use and interpretation of feeding behaviour measures are highlighted using examples from the literature on rats, cows and pigs. The inter-relatedness of 6 feeding behaviour variables is illustrated. Different meal patterns adopted to achieve similar intakes are...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1999, 63, 1, pp 79-91
Abstract

This review, covering many mammalian species, describes oxytocin pathways in the brain and examines their regulation by gonadal steroids. Brain oxytocin receptors are unusual in their plasticity and the degree of difference in their distribution between species. The molecular characterization of...

Author(s)
Insel, T. R.; Young, L.; Wang, Z.
Citation
Reviews of Reproduction, 1997, 2, 1, pp 28-37

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