From house mouse to mouse house: the behavioural biology of free-living Mus musculus and its implications in the laboratory

@inproceedings{Latham2008FromHM,
  title={From house mouse to mouse house: the behavioural biology of free-living Mus musculus and its implications in the laboratory},
  author={Naomi R. Latham and Georgia Mason},
  year={2008}
}
Understanding a species’ behaviour in natural conditions can give insights into its development, responses andwelfare in captivity.Here,we review research and pest control literatures on the free-living house mouse (Mus musculus), analysing its sensory world, developmental processes and behaviour to suggest how laboratory environments might affect mouse welfare, normalcy, test design, and behaviour.Mousedevelopment from foetus toweaning is influencedbyprenatal stress andnutrient levels, and… CONTINUE READING
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