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...
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.
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.
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.
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’...
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...
Why some people care for animals
Contributor(s):: Tiplady, C.
Making Lives Easier for Animals in Research Labs: Discussions by the Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum
Contributor(s):: Vera Baumans (editor), Casey Coke (editor), Jennifer Gren (editor), Erik Moreau (editor), David Morton (editor), Emily Patterson-Kane (editor), Annie Reinhardt (editor), Victor Reinhardt (editor), Pascalle Van Loo (editor)
Making Lives Easier for Animals in Research Labs: Discussions by the Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum is a collection of electronic conversations taken from the Animal Welfare Institute's Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum (LAREF). Participants discuss the treatment,...
Nov 18 2013
Animal Research Facilities 2013
Are Smelly Animals Happy Animals? Competing Definitions of Laboratory Animal Cruelty and Public Policy
Contributor(s):: Groves, Julian McAllister
Acute effects of cage cleaning at different frequencies on laboratory rat behaviour and welfare
Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Peters, A., Mason, G. J.
Long-term social memory in the laboratory rat (Rattus norvegicus)
Contributor(s):: Burman, O. H. P., Mendl, M.
The effects of individual housing on mice and rats: a review
Contributor(s):: Krohn, T. C., Sorensen, D. B., Ottesen, J. L., Hansen, A. K.
Carbon dioxide for euthanasia: concerns regarding pain and distress, with special reference to mice and rats
Contributor(s):: Conlee, K. M., Stephens, M. L., Rowan, A. N., King, L. A.
Considerations for determining optimal mouse caging density
Contributor(s):: Foltz, C., Carbone, L., DeLong, D., Rollin, B. E., Van Loo, P., Whitaker, J., Wolff, A.
Human-animal interactions and animal welfare in conventionally and pen-housed rats
Contributor(s):: Augustsson, H., Lindberg, L., Hoglund, A. U., Dahlborn, K.
The main aim of the present study was to explore the significance of large group/greater pen housing (PH) versus standard Makrolon caging (ST) in three behaviour tests related to human-animal interactions in the adult male laboratory rat. The rats' perception of human interaction was tested in...
The impact of light, noise, cage cleaning and in-house transport on welfare and stress of laboratory rats
Contributor(s):: Castelhano-Carlos, M. J., Baumans, V.
Human interaction and physical environmental factors are part of the stimuli presented to laboratory animals everyday, influencing their behaviour and physiology and contributing to their welfare. Certain environmental conditions and routine procedures in the animal facility might induce stress...
Do regulators of animal welfare need to develop a theory of psychological well-being? (Special Issue: Two systems - one world.)
Contributor(s):: Haynes, R. P.
Intrinsic value and direct duties: from animal ethics towards environmental ethics? (Special Issue: Two systems - one world.)
Contributor(s):: Heeger, R., Brom, F. W. A.
The wild animal as a research animal
Contributor(s):: Swart, J. A. A.