Chapter 14. Nutrition, Feeding and Animal Welfare

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Bart Savenije1,
  2. Jan Strubbe2 and
  3. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga3

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch14

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

Savenije, B., Strubbe, J. and Ritskes-Hoitinga, M. (2010) Nutrition, Feeding and Animal Welfare, 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.ch14

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    3R Research Center, Central Animal Laboratory, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Neuro-Endocrinology, Laboratory of Animal Physiology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    Head Central Animal Laboratory, 231 Centraal Dierenlaboratorium (CDL), Universitair Medisch Centrum (UMC) St Radboud, PO Box 9101, NL-6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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:

  • nutrition, feeding and animal welfare;
  • concepts in nutrition - preventing nutrition-based pathological and behavioural disorders in animals;
  • diet manufacture - chow versus purified diets, pellet hardness;
  • British Association of Research Quality Assurance (BARQA) on contaminants and trace elements;
  • toxic nutrient levels - quality assurance, diet and experimental outcomes;
  • diet and environmental enrichment strategies;
  • isocaloric exchange - MJ metabolisable energy per metabolic weight (kg 0.75);
  • feeding rhythms - in nature versus laboratory situation;
  • short-term food deprivation - overnight fasting or food deprivation schedules in research;
  • energy cost placed on gaining access to food - rats changing strategy in minimising total daily work

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Proper study design

  • Aspects of feeding

  • Concluding remarks

  • References