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Intestinal mucositis is a frequent side-effect of chemotherapy treatment. Many oncological research programs aim to identify novel treatments for this distressing condition, and these programs frequently use rat models. Little is known about the presence and progression of pain in these models and...

Author(s)
Whittaker, A. L.; Leach, M. C.; Preston, F. L.; Lymn, K. A.; Howarth, G. S.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Laboratory Animals, 2016, 50, 2, pp 108-118
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
Abstract

Elements (postures and acts) in the social behaviour of the laboratory rat, mouse, hamster and guineapig are briefly described. Most of the 45 behavioural elements mentioned are common, with slight modifications, to all 4 species, but ♂ sexual display during courting was observed only in the...

Author(s)
GRANT, E. C.; MACKINTOSH, J. H.
Citation
Behaviour, 1963, 21, pp 246-259
Abstract

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...

Author(s)
BARNETT, S. A.
Citation
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1960, 134, pp 611-621