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|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status: ||Refereed|
|Title: ||Environmental Enrichment for Primates in Laboratories|
|Authors: ||Buchanan-Smith, Hannah M|
|Contact Email: ||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Issue Date: ||2010|
|Citation: ||Buchanan-Smith HM (2010) Environmental Enrichment for Primates in Laboratories, Advances in Science and Research, 5, pp. 41-56.|
|Abstract: ||Environmental enrichment is a critical component of Refinement, one of the 3Rs underlying humane experimentation on animals. In this paper I discuss why primates housed in laboratories, which often have constraints of space and study protocols, are a special case for enrichment. I outline a framework for categorising the different types of enrichment, using the marmoset as a case study, and summarise the methods used to determine what animals want/prefer. I briefly review the arguments that enrichment does not negatively affect experimental outcomes. Finally I focus on complexity and novelty, choice and control, the underlying features of enrichment that makes it successful, and how combined with a thorough understanding of natural history we can put effective enrichment into practice in laboratories. Throughout the paper I emphasise the need to evaluate enrichment to ensure it is having the desired effect.|
|DOI Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/asr-5-41-2010|
|Rights: ||© Author(s) 2010. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.|
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