In¯uence of Cage Enrichment on Aggressive Behaviour and Physiological Parameters in Male Mice

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  title={In¯uence of Cage Enrichment on Aggressive Behaviour and Physiological Parameters in Male Mice},
  author={Pascalle L P van Loo and C. L. J. J. Kruitwagen and Jaap M. Koolhaas and Heleen A van de Weerd and L F M van Zutphen and Vera Baumans and Phillip L Van}
}
From welfare perspective group housing of mice is preferred over individual housing. Group housing of male laboratory mice, however, often leads to problems due to excessive aggressive behaviour. In our search for management and housing modi®cations to decrease aggression in group-housed male laboratory mice, we have tested the effect of two types of environmental enrichmentÐ nesting material and shelterÐon aggressive behaviour after cage cleaning and after a 1 h isolation period. Severity of… CONTINUE READING

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