The effects of group housing on the research use of the laboratory rabbit.

@article{Whary1993TheEO,
  title={The effects of group housing on the research use of the laboratory rabbit.},
  author={M T Whary and Robert Peper and Gregory P. Borkowski and Walter Lawrence and Fiona Ferguson},
  journal={Laboratory animals},
  year={1993},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={330-41}
}
This project evaluated the influence of group housing on common aspects of research use of female laboratory rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Eight rabbits housed individually in conventional cages were compared to a second group of 8 housed as a social group in a proportionately larger enclosure. The group housing method provided increased opportunities for exercise, social contact, and a more novel environment. As a function of housing style, the 2 experimental groups were compared on humoral… CONTINUE READING
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