Chapter 10. Enrichment: Animal Welfare and Experimental Outcomes

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Robert Hubrecht

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch10

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Hubrecht, R. (2010) Enrichment: Animal Welfare and Experimental Outcomes, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch10

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • enrichment - animal welfare and experimental outcomes;
  • need for designing animal facilities - basic needs of shelter, food, water and degree of environmental stability;
  • plasticity of neural system - ‘a combination of complex inanimate and social stimulation’;
  • enrichment and evolutionary niches;
  • animals, behaviour and physiology - adapted towards natural ecosystems;
  • enrichment - promoting normal behaviour and reducing abnormal behaviour;
  • animals used in research - exposed to stressors;
  • enrichment and quality of science;
  • variable implementation of enrichment - reducing standardisation between sites, reduced replicability;
  • FELASA working group document - validating new enrichment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Terminology

  • Why is enrichment needed?

  • Enrichment and quality of science

  • Factors to consider when choosing enrichment

  • Managing an enrichment programme

  • Validating new enrichment

  • References