Environmental enrichment for laboratory rodents.

  title={Environmental enrichment for laboratory rodents.},
  author={Eric K. Hutchinson and Anne C. Avery and Sue VandeWoude},
  journal={ILAR journal},
  volume={46 2},
Modernization of housing and husbandry techniques for rodents has minimized confounding variables. The result has been vastly improved health maintenance and reproducibility of research findings, advances that have decreased the numbers of animals needed to attain statistically significant results. Even though not all aspects of rodent manipulation have been strictly defined, as housing and handling procedures have become increasingly standardized, many animal care personnel have recognized the… CONTINUE READING
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