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Title: Environmental Enrichment for Primates in Laboratories
Authors: Buchanan-Smith, Hannah M
Contact Email: h.m.buchanan-smith@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Copernicus Publications
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.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/15663
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.
Affiliation: Psychology

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