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dc.contributor.authorBuchanan-Smith, Hannah M-
dc.contributor.authorPrescott, Mark J-
dc.contributor.authorCross, N J-
dc.description.abstractIt is imperative to provide adequate quantity and quality of space for all captive animals. Yet practically all guidelines on the housing of primates in the laboratory specify minimum cage sizes based solely on body weight. We argue that no single factor, such as body weight, is sufficient to determine cage size. Instead a suite of characteristics should be used that include morphometric, physiological, ecological, locomotor, social, reproductive and behavioural characteristics. Ideally, the primate's age, sex and individual history should also be taken into account. In this paper we compare this suite of characteristics for some commonly used primates whose weights overlap, to illustrate important differences amongst them. For good animal welfare and good quality science it is necessary to be sensitive to such species differences when determining suitable cage sizes.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversities Federation for Animal Welfare-
dc.relationBuchanan-Smith HM, Prescott MJ & Cross NJ (2004) What factors should determine cage sizes for primates in the laboratory?, Animal Welfare, 13 (Supplement 1), pp. 197-201.-
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dc.subjectanimal welfareen_UK
dc.subjectbreeding successen_UK
dc.subjectcolony managementen_UK
dc.subjectspecies-specific needsen_UK
dc.titleWhat factors should determine cage sizes for primates in the laboratory?en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleAnimal Welfare-
dc.citation.issueSupplement 1-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirling-
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