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Refinement and Reduction Value of Aspen Furniture and Restricted Feeding of Rats in Conventional Cages
This study evaluated the impact of aspen furniture on cardiovascular parameters, locomotor activity (LA) and faecal welfare indicators in rats. A total of 12 BN and 12 F344 male rats were group housed (n=3) in conventional cages. In this crossover study, responses of all rats to the following cage furniture items were investigated: two types of simple maze, a rectangular tube and a control with no cage furniture. In one of the two maze groups, the rats had to gnaw through wood in order todoi:10.23675/sjlas.v39i1.247 fatcat:2qgxzuhczbdb3n7xp4uf5kooma