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Articles on Rodents

This is a collection of articles on rodents from the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (JAAWS). JAAWS is the leading peer-reviewed journal on the science of animal welfare for veterinarians, scientists and public policy makers. It presents articles and reports on practices that demonstrably enhance the welfare of wildlife, companion animals and animals used in research, agriculture and zoos. To get access to the back issues of JAAWS, please join as a Scholar or Professional Member.

Raya, J., Girardi, C. E. N., & Hipólide, D. C. (2019). Corticosterone Assimilation by a Voluntary Oral Administration in Palatable Food to Rats. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 22(1), 37-41.

Experimental Control for the Ovariectomized Rat Model: Use of Sham Versus Nonmanipulated Animal, Marlena C. Kruger & Patrick C. H. Morel, JAAWS, Vol 19, No. 1, 2016

Animal Housing and Welfare: Effects of Housing Conditions on Body Weight and Cortisol in a Medium-Sized Rodent (Cavia aperea). Kathrin Schumann, Anja Guenther, Katarina Jewgenow & Fritz Trillmich. Volume 17, Issue 2. Pages 111-124.

Behavioral Assessment of Intermittent Wheel Running and Individual Hous.ing in Mice in the Laboratory. Therese M. Pham, Stefan Brene & Vera Baumans. Volume 8, Issue 3. Pages 157-173.

Do Audible and Ultrasonic Sounds of Intensities Common in Animal Facilities Affect the Autonomic Nervous System of Rodents? Anora K. Burwell & Ann L. Baldwin. Volume 9, Issue 3. Pages 179-200.

Do Male Mice Prefer or Avoid Each Other’s Company? Influence of Hierarchy, Kinship, and Familiarity. Pascalle L. P. Van Loo, Arco C. de Groot, Bert F. M. Van Zutphen & Vera Baumans. Volume 4, Issue 2. Pages 91-103.

Noise Exposure, Music, and Animals in the Laboratory: A Commentary Based on Laboratory Animal Refinement and Enrichment Forum (LAREF) Discussions. Emily G. Patterson-Kane & Mark J. Farnworth. Volume 9, Issue 4. Pages 327-332.

Phenotype Characterization and Welfare Assessment of Transgenic Rodents (Mice). Claudia Mertens & Thomas Rulicke. Volume 3, Issue 2. Pages 127-139.

Short Communication: Rat’s Demand for Group Size. Emily P. Patterson-Kane, Maree Hunt & David Harper. Volume 7, Issue 4. Pages 267-272.

The Effects of Chronic Exposure to Common Bedding Materials on the Metabolic Rate and Overall Health of Male CD-1 Mice. Corey E. Becker, Carolyn F. Mathur & Bradley G. Rehnberg. Volume 13, Issue 1. Pages 46-55.

The Effects of Environmental Control on Cognition in Rats (Rattus norvegicus). Amber A. Alliger & Peter Moller. Volume 14, Issue 4. Pages 271-285.

The Influence of the Location of a Nest Box in an Individually Ventilated Cage on the Preference of Mice to Use It. Nikolaos G. Kostomitsopoulos, Euthimios Paronis, Paul Alexakos, Evangelos Balafas, Pascalle van Loo & Vera Baumans. Volume 10, Issue 2. Pages 111-121.

The Physiological and Behavioral Impact of Sensory Contact Among Unfamiliar Adult Mice in the Laboratory. Andreas Rettich, Hans Peter Käsermann, Pawel Pelczar, Kurt Bürki & Margarete Arras. Volume 9, Issue 4. Pages 277-288.

There’s a Rat in My Room! Now What? Mice Show No Chronic Physiological Response to the Presence of Rats. Margot K. Meijer, Pascalle L. P. van Loo & Vera Baumans. Volume 12, Issue 4. Pages 293-305.

Urinary Corticosterone Levels in Mice in Response to Intraperitoneal Injections With Saline. Margot K. Meijer, Arnoldina G. Lemmens, Bert F. M. Van Zutphen & Vera Baumans. Volume 8, Issue 4. Pages 279-283.

Use of PVC Conduits by Rats of Various Strains and Ages Housed Singly and in Pairs. Bennett G. Galef Jr. & Robert E. Sorge. Volume 3, Issue 4, October 2000, pages 279-292.

Effects of Metabolic Cage Housing on Rat Behavior and Performance in the Social Interaction Test; Alexandra L. Whittaker, Kerry A. Lymn & Gordon S. Howarth

Updated January 2019

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