Environmental modification and agonistic behavior in NIH/S male mice: nesting material enhances fighting but shelters prevent it.

@article{Kaliste2006EnvironmentalMA,
  title={Environmental modification and agonistic behavior in NIH/S male mice: nesting material enhances fighting but shelters prevent it.},
  author={Eila K Kaliste and Satu M Mering and Hannele K Huuskonen},
  journal={Comparative medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={202-8}
}
Outbred NIH/S male mice were housed from weaning in groups of 4 without enrichment (control) or with nesting material (nest), nesting material and a box (nest-and-box), or nesting material and a tube (nest-and-tube) as environmental modification. The aim of the study was to investigate effects of widely recommended nesting material and additional shelters on male mice. The aggressiveness of the mice in their home cages clearly increased in the nest group, as assessed by the number of wounds. In… CONTINUE READING

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