Animal impacts: rodent enrichment
Wurbel H. Environmental enrichment does not disrupt standardisation of animal experiments. ALTEX 2007; 24 (Spl. Issue): 70-3.
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SUMMARY
Environmental enrichment can prevent abnormal behaviours and improve the well-being of laboratory mice, but concerns have been raised that it might disrupt the standardisation of experiments. Based on a multi-laboratory study, I show that animal welfare can be improved by environmental enrichment without disrupting standardisation.