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  1. The use of cage enrichment to reduce male mouse aggression

    Contributor(s):: Ambrose, N., Morton, D. B.

    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...

  2. The use of positive reinforcement training techniques to enhance the care, management, and welfare of primates in the laboratory. (Training Nonhuman Primates Using Positive Reinforcement Techniques)

    Contributor(s):: Laule, G. E., Bloomsmith, M. A., Schapiro, S. J.

    Handled frequently and subjected to a wide range of medical procedures that may be particularly invasive, nonhuman animals in a laboratory setting have unique needs. To produce the most reliable research results and to protect and enhance the well-being of the animals, it is desirable to perform...

  3. Urinary corticosterone levels in mice in response to intraperitoneal injections with saline

    Contributor(s):: Meijer, M. K., Lemmens, A. G., Zutphen, B. F. M. van, Baumans, V.

    The concept of refinement is an important issue in the field of laboratory animal science. Refinement-based research aims to improve animal welfare, to increase the reliability of experimental outcome, and to diminish variation. In search of refinement of experimental techniques, this study...

  4. Use of PVC conduits by rats of various strains and ages housed singly and in pairs

    Contributor(s):: Galef, B. G., Jr., Sorge, R. E.

    This study observed the frequency with which laboratory rats (Rattus norvegicus) entered polyvinylchloride (PVC) conduits placed in their cages to provide environmental enrichment. The use of PVC conduits by Norway rats varied with subjects' strain, age, sex and housing condition. Adult male...

  5. Does accreditation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) ensure greater compliance with animal welfare laws?

    Contributor(s):: Goodman, J. R., Chandna, A., Borch, C.

    Accreditation of nonhuman animal research facilities by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) is widely considered the "gold standard" of commitment to the well being of nonhuman animals used in research. AAALAC-accredited facilities...

  6. Orientations to nonhuman animal welfare: a view from the border

    Contributor(s):: Faver, C. A., Munoz, J. D.

    This study employed an online survey to investigate the nonhuman animal welfare attitudes and behaviors of 104 social work students (85% female) enrolled in a Hispanic-serving university near the U.S.-Mexico border. Approximately three-fourths of the respondents were moderately or very concerned...

  7. Shedding ultraviolet light on welfare in laboratory rodents: suggestions for further research and refinement

    Contributor(s):: Sorensen, D. B.

    The welfare of laboratory rats and mice is sought to be optimised through adjustment of a variety of environmental factors, including light intensity and photoperiodicity. However, the fact that rodents are able to perceive ultraviolet (UV) light tends to be ignored. The importance of being able...

  8. Animals in Surgery - Surgery in Animals: Nature and Culture in Animal-human Relationship and Modern Surgery

    Contributor(s):: Schlich, Thomas, Mykhalovskiy, Eric, Rock, Melanie

  9. Animal Law Resource Center

    The Animal Law Resource Center provides access to legislation and legal matters pertaining to animals and the law. Information concerning animal cruelty, animal control, laboratory animal welfare, wildlife management and other issues related to animals in our society are included in this site....

  10. May 30 2014

    12th North American Regional Meeting of the International Society for Applied Ethology (NA-ISAE)

    The 12th North American Regional Meeting of the ISAE will be held May 30-31, 2014. The meeting will be hosted by the Animal Behavior and Welfare Group, Dept. Animal Science, Michigan State...

  11. Mar 28 2014

    The Ghosts in our Machine

    Please join us for a film screening and discussion with producer, Liz Marshall, and author of "We Animals", Jo-Anne McArthur.About the film:The Ghosts in our Machine is a multi-award winning...

  12. Keeping Them Fed or Keeping Them Frozen: Disaster Preparedness and Response for Laboratories and Research Animals

    Contributor(s):: Suzanna M. Blake

    This presentation will explore the additional items to add to emergency preparedness and response plans to protect research and animals on campus. Using examples from recent disasters and events, the speaker will describe consequences of lack of preparedness, considerations for research...

  13. "I didn't feel right about animal dissection": dissection objectors share their science class experiences

    Contributor(s):: Oakley, J.

  14. Behaviour of laboratory mice is altered by light pollution within the housing environment

    Contributor(s):: Bedrosian, T. A., Vaughn, C. A., Weil, Z. M., Nelson, R. J.

  15. Hormonal stress response of laboratory mice to conventional and minimally invasive bleeding techniques

    Contributor(s):: Voigt, C. C., Klockner, P., Touma, C., Neuschl, C., Brockmann, G., Goritz, F., Palme, R., Thomsen, R.

  16. Public attitudes toward the use of animals in research: effects of invasiveness, genetic modification and regulation

    Contributor(s):: Ormandy, E. H., Schuppli, C. A., Weary, D. M.

  17. Public attitudes towards grief in animals

    Contributor(s):: McGrath, N., Walker, J., Nilsson, D., Phillips, C.

    Animals under human management are often separated from conspecifics, which may lead to behaviour indicative of separation distress or grief. For the purposes of this paper, grief is considered as a biological response to separation, indicated by a bi-phasic ‘protest-despair’...

  18. What dictionary are animal researchers using?

    Contributor(s):: McMillan, F. D.

    The public largely supports the use of animals in biomedical research, but only if they are sure that the animals are treated humanely. The scientific community has provided these assurances. Is this a truthful claim? I argue that when examined systematically, the claim that animals in research...

  19. Why some people care for animals

    Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C.

  20. Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 15

    Full-text: Available

    Contents: Message from the President, pg 1Greetings from Pullman, WA, pg 1The Bernice Gilman Baily and Joseph Baily Endowed Chair in Animal Well-Being Science, pg 4Bustad's Legacy, pg 5Therapeutic horseback Riding at WSU CVM, pg 6Teaching Kids Life Skills, pg 8Animals, Humane Education and...