Environmental enrichment for laboratory rodents and rabbits: requirements of rodents, rabbits, and research.

@article{Baumans2005EnvironmentalEF,
  title={Environmental enrichment for laboratory rodents and rabbits: requirements of rodents, rabbits, and research.},
  author={Vera Baumans},
  journal={ILAR journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          162-70
        }
}
  • V. Baumans
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • ILAR journal
Environmental conditions such as housing and husbandry have a major impact on the laboratory animal throughout its life and will thereby influence the outcome of animal experiments. However, housing systems for laboratory animals have often been designed on the basis of economic and ergonomic aspects. One possible way to improve the living conditions of laboratory animals is to provide opportunities for the animals to perform a species-specific behavioral repertoire. Environmental enrichment… 
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