The complete cleaning of cages has been shown to reduce the level of intermale aggression in mice. This study investigated the effects of the addition of enrichment objects on post cage-cleaning aggression in male BALB/c mice. Enrichment objects were found to significantly reduce aggressive interactions during this period for up to 7 weeks and can make an overall economic saving to husbandry costs.
|Publication Title||Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science|
|ISBN/ISSN||1088-8705 (Print), 1532-7604 (Online)|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Author Address||Centre for Biomedical Ethics, The Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK.|
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