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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.

Whittaker, A. L., Lymn, K. A., & Howarth, G. S. (2016). Effects of metabolic cage housing on rat behavior and performance in the social interaction test. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(4), 363-374.

Kruger, M. C., & Morel, P. C. (2016). Experimental control for the ovariectomized rat model: use of sham versus nonmanipulated animal. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science19(1), 73-80.

Schumann, K., Guenther, A., Jewgenow, K., & Trillmich, F. (2014). Animal housing and welfare: effects of housing conditions on body weight and cortisol in a medium-sized rodent (Cavia aperea). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science17(2), 111-124.

Alliger, A. A., & Moller, P. (2011). The effects of environmental control on cognition in rats (Rattus norvegicus). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science14(4), 271-285.

Meijer, M. K., van Loo, P. L., & Baumans, V. (2009). There’s a rat in my room! now what? Mice show no chronic physiological response to the presence of rats. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science12(4), 293-305.

Kostomitsopoulos, N. G., Paronis, E., Alexakos, P., Balafas, E., van Loo, P., & Baumans, V. (2007). The influence of the location of a nest box in an individually ventilated cage on the preference of mice to use it. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science10(2), 111-121.

Patterson-Kane, E. G., & Farnworth, M. J. (2006). Noise exposure, music, and animals in the laboratory: a commentary based on Laboratory Animal Refinement and Enrichment Forum (LAREF) discussions. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science9(4), 327-332.

Rettich, A., Käsermann, H. P., Pelczar, P., Bürki, K., & Arras, M. (2006). The physiological and behavioral impact of sensory contact among unfamiliar adult mice in the laboratory. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science9(4), 277-288.

Burwell, A. K., & Baldwin, A. L. (2006). Do audible and ultrasonic sounds of intensities common in animal facilities affect the autonomic nervous system of rodents?. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science9(3), 179-200.

Meijer, M. K., Lemmens, A. G., Van Zutphen, B. F., & Baumans, V. (2005). Urinary corticosterone levels in mice in response to intraperitoneal injections with saline. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science8(4), 279-283.

Pham, T. M., Brené, S., & Baumans, V. (2005). Behavioral assessment of intermittent wheel running and individual housing in mice in the laboratory. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science8(3), 157-173.

Patterson-Kane, E. P., Hunt, M., & Harper, D. (2004). Rat’s demand for group size. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science7(4), 267-272.

Van Loo, P. L., de Groot, A. C., Van Zutphen, B. F., & Baumans, V. (2001). Do male mice prefer or avoid each other’s company? Influence of hierarchy, kinship, and familiarity. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science4(2), 91-103.

Galef Jr, B. G., & Sorge, R. E. (2000). Use of PVC conduits by rats of various strains and ages housed singly and in pairs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science3(4), 279-292.

Mertens, C., & Rulicke, T. (2000). Phenotype characterization and welfare assessment of transgenic rodents (mice). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science3(2), 127-139.


Updated July 2019


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