Chapter 11. Special Housing Arrangements

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

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch11

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

Dennis, M. (2010) Special Housing Arrangements, 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.ch11

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Health Protection Agency, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 0JG, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • special housing arrangements;
  • laboratory animals in accommodation - close as possible to natural habitats;
  • protective clothing, impact on animal welfare in number of ways;
  • higher levels of PPE welfare aspects - suits, half suits, powered RPE with full clothing change;
  • flexible film isolators - for microbial isolation of experimental animals;
  • individually ventilated cage (IVC) - mini containment systems;
  • potential welfare issues of IVCs;
  • welfare considerations of bespoke systems;
  • UK Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (CEPR) - enabling group housing of macaques;
  • welfare considerations and containment systems for birds

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of containment

  • Species

  • Check list for containment

  • The future

  • Legislative requirements

  • References