Influence of environmental enrichment and sex on predator stress response in rats

@article{Klein1994InfluenceOE,
  title={Influence of environmental enrichment and sex on predator stress response in rats},
  author={Sabra L Klein and Kelly Gurley Lambert and Dan Durr and Th. Sch{\"a}fer and Robert E. Waring},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={1994},
  volume={56},
  pages={291-297}
}
Based on sex, rats were randomly assigned to either an enriched or standard environment for 30 days prior to behavioral testing. The predator stress testing consisted of placing the rat in a cat avoidance apparatus so that the rat's behavioral response to a natural stressor, the cat, could be assessed. The rats were subsequently exposed to a partial predator stimulus (cat urine) that was placed in the home cages for 7 days. Each animal was then sacrificed and the stomach, adrenal glands, and… CONTINUE READING
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