Does & Kits:
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Baumann, P., H. Oester, M. Stauffacher. (2005). “Effects of temporary nest box removal on maternal behaviour and pup survival in caged rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 91: 167-178.
Canali, E., V. Ferrante, R. Todeschini, M. Verga, C. Carenzi. (1991). “Rabbit nest construction and its relationship with litter development.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 31: 259-266.
Selzer, D., K. Lange, St. Hoy. (2004). “Frequency of nursing in domestic rabbits under different housing conditions.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 87: 317-324.
Verga, M., E. Canali, F. Pizzi, C. Crimella. (1986). “Induced reactions in young rabbits of dams of different parity and reared on two different nursing schedules.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 16(3): 285-293.
Rabbit Behavior & Housing:
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Held, S.D.E., R.J. Turner, R.J. Wooton. (1995). “Choices of laboratory rabbits for individual or group-housing.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 46: 81-91.
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Kasa, W., C.J. Thwaites. (1990). “The effects of elevated temperature and humidity on rectal temperature and respiration rate in the New Zealand white rabbit.” International Journal of Biometeorology. 34(3): 157-160.
Lehmann, M. (1991). “Social behaviour in young domestic rabbits under semi-natural conditions.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 32: 269-292.
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Morisse, J.P., E. Boilletot, A. Martrenchar. (1999). “Preference testing in intensively kept meat production rabbits for straw on wire grid floor.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 64(1): 71-80.
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Podberscek, A.L., J.K. Blackshaw, A.W. Beattie. (1991). “The behaviour of group penned and individually caged laboratory rabbits.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 28(4): 353-363.
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Jezierski, T.A., A.M. Konecka. (1996). “Handling and rearing results in young rabbits.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 46: 243-250.
Podberscek, A.L., J.K. Blackshaw, A.W. Beattie. (1991). “The effects of repeated handling by familiar and unfamiliar people on rabbits in individual cages and group pens,” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 28(4): 365-373.
Kersten, A.M.P., F.M. Meijsser, J.H.M. Metz. (1989). “Effects of early handling on later open-field behaviour in rabbits.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 24(2): 157-167.
Jolley, P.D. (1990). “Rabbit transport and its effects on meat quality.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 28: 119-134.
Meijsser, F.M., A.M.P. Kersten, P.R. Wierkema, J.H.M. Metz. (1989). “An analysis of the open-field performance of sub-adult rabbits.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 24(2): 147-155.
Marques, J.M. Olsson, I.A.S. (2007). “The effect of preweaning and postweaning housing on the behavior of the laboratory mouse (Mus musculus).” 41:92-102.
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Van Loo, P.L.P., H.A. Van de Weerd, L.F.M. Van Zutphen. V. Baumans. (2004). “Preference for social contact versus environmental enrichment in male laboratory mice.” Laboratory Animals 38(2):178-188.
Abou-Ismail, U.A., O.H.P. Burman, C.J. Nicol, M. Mendl. (2008). “Let Sleeping Rats lie: does the timing of husbandry procedures affect laboratory rat behavior physiology and welfare?” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 111:329-341.
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Batchelor, GR. (1993). “An enriched commune housing system for laboratory rats—a preliminary view.” Animal Technology 44:201-213.
Batchelor, GR. (1994). “The rest/activity rhythm of the laboratory rat housed under different systems.” Animal Technology 45:181-187.
Belz, E.E., J.S. Kennell, R.K. Czambel, R.T. Rubin, M.E. Rhodes. (2003). “Environmental enrichment lowers stress-responsive hormones in singly housed male and female rats.” Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 76:481-486.
Blanchard, R.J., D.C. Blanchard. (2003). “Bringing natural behaviors into the laboratory: a tribute to Paul MacLean.” Physiology and Behavior 79(3):515– 524.
Blom, H.J.M., G. Van Tintelen, V. Baumans, J. Ven Den Broek, A.C. Beyen. (1995). ”Development and application of a preference test system to evaluate housing conditions for laboratory rats.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 43(4):279-290.
Burghardt, P.R., L. Fulk, G. Hand, M. Wilson. (2004.) “The effects of chronic treadmill and wheel running behavior in rats.” Brain Research 1019: 84-96.
Burman, O.H.P., M. Mendl. (2000). “Short-term social memory in the laboratory rat: its susceptibility to disturbance.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 67(3):241–254.
Burman, O., R. Parker, E.S. Paul, M. Mendl. (2008). “A spatial judgement task to determine background emotional state in laboratory rats, Rattus norvegicus.” Animal Behavior 76(3): 801-809.
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Cui, M., Y. Yang, J. Yang, J. Zhang, H. Han, W. Ma, H. Li, R. Mao, L. Xu, W. Hao, J. Cao. (2006) “Enriched environment experience overcomes the memory deficits and depressive-like behavior induced by early life stress.” Neuroscience Letters 404: 208-212.
Hackbarth, H., N. Küppers, W. Bohnet. (2000). “Euthanasia of rats with carbon dioxide—animal welfare aspects.” Laboratory Animals 34(1):91-96.
Hurst, J.L., C.J. Barnard, U. Tolladay, C.M. Nevision, C.D. West. (1999). “Housing and welfare in laboratory rats: effects of cage stocking density and behavioural predictors of welfare.” Animal Behaviour 58(3):563-586.
Hurst, J.L., C.J. Barnard, C.M. Nevison, C.D. West. (1998). “Housing and welfare in laboratory rats: the welfare implications of social isolation and social contact among females.” Animal Welfare 7(2): 121-136.
Johnson, S.R., E.G. Patterson-Kane, L. Niel. (2004) “Foraging enrichment for laboratory rats.” Animal Welfare 13(3): 305-312.
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Leach, M.C., V.A. Bowel, T.F. Allan, D.B. Morton. (2002). “Aversion to gaseous euthanasia agents in rats and mice.” Comparative Medicine 52(3):249-257.
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Nielsen, B.L. (1999). “On the interpretation of feeding behaviour measures and the use of feeding rate as an indicator of social constraint.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 63(1):79–91.
Olsson, I.A.S., K. Westlund. (2007). “More than numbers matter: the effect of social factors on behavior and welfare of laboratory rodents and non-human primates.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 103: 229-254.
Parent, C.I., M.K. Meany. (2008). “The influence of natural variations in maternal care on play fighting in the rat.” Developmental Psychobiology 50(8): 767-776.
Patterson-Kane, E.G., D.N. Harper, M. Hunt. (2001).” The cage preferences of laboratory rats.” Laboratory Animals 35(1):74-79.
Spangenberg, E., K. Dahlborn, B. Essen-Gustavsson, K. Cvek. (2009). “Effects of Physical activity and group size on animal welfare in laboratory rats.” Animal Welfare 18: 159-169.
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van de Weerd, H.A., F.A.R. van den Broek, V. Baumans. (1996). ”Preference for different types of flooring in two rat strains.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 46:251-261.
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Equine Behavior and Housing:
Brady, C.M., C.S. Kanne. (2002). “Introduction to horse management. Animal Sciences: Horses.” Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/AS/AS_554_W.pdf
Marteniuk, J. and C. Carleton. (2004). “Castration Concerns for the Equine Owner.” College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University. http://old.cvm.msu.edu/extension/equine/CastrationConcensfortheEquineOwner.pdf.
Caudle, A.B., D.C. Pugh. (1986). “Restraint.” Veterinary Clinics of North America.” Equine Practic. 2(3):645-651.
Christensen, J., T. Zharkikh, J. Ladewig, N. Yasinetskaya. (2002). “Social behavior in stallion groups (Equus przewalskii and Equus caballus) kept under natural and domestic conditions.” Applied Animal Behavior Science 76(1): 11-20.
Agricultural Animal Health Care. (1999). In: Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching. Federation of Animal Science Societies.
Heleski, C.R., A.C. Shelle, B.D. Nielsen, A.J. Zanella. (2002). “Influence of housing on weanling horse behavior and subsequent welfare.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science
Holcombe, S.J., C. Jackson, V. Gerber, A. Jefcoat, C. Berney, S. Eberhardt, N.E. Robinson. (2001). “Stabling is associated with airway inflammation in young Arabian horses.” Equine Veterinary Journal 33(3): 244-249.
Houpt, K.A. (1995). “New perspectives on equine stereotypic behaviour.” Equine Veterinary Journal 27(2): 82-83.
Houpt, K.A. (2002). “Formation and dissolution of the mare—foal bond.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 78: 319-328.
Jørgensen, G.H.M., K.E. Bøe. (2007). “A note on the effect of daily exercise and paddock size on the behaviour of domestic horses (Equus caballus).” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 107: 166-173.
Lansade, L., M. Bertrand, X. Boivin, M.F. Bouissou. (2004). “Effects of handling at weaning on manageability and reactivity of foals.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 87: 131–149.
Malinowski, K., N.A. Haliquist, et al. (1990). “Effect of different separation protocols between mares and foals on plasma cortisol and cell-mediated immune response.” Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society Refereed papers from the 11th Symposium. Equine Veterinary Science Volume 10, Number 5 1990.
McDonnell, S.M., A. Poulin. (2002). “Equid play ethogram.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 78: 263-290.
McGreevy, P.D., P.J. Cripps, N.P. French, L.E. Green, C.J. Nicol. (1995). “Management factors associated with stereotypic and redirected behaviour in the Thoroughbred horse.” Equine Veterinary Journal 27(2): 86-91.
Merl, S., S. Scherzer, R. Palme, E. Mostl. (2000). “Pain causes increased concentrations of glucocorticoid metabolites in horse feces.” Journal of Equine Veterinary Science Volume 20, Number 9, 2000.
Nutrition of the Broodmare. 1988. University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AnimalSciences/extension/pubpdfs/asc112.pdf
Pasturing Guidelines for Horses. 2004. College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University.
Rivera, E., S. Benjamin, B. Nielsen, J. Shelle, A.J. Zanella. (2001). “Behavioral and physiological responses of horses to initial training: the comparison between pastured versus stalled horses.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 78: 235–252.
Søndergaard, E., Halekoh, U. (2003). “Young horses’ reactions to humans in relation to handling and social environment.” Applied Animal Behaviour Science 84(4): 265–280.
Waters, A.J., C.J. Nicol, N.P. French. (2002). “Factors influencing the development of stereotypic and redirected behaviours in young horses: findings of a four year prospective epidemiological study.” Equine Veterinary Journal 34(6): 572-579.
Williams, J.L., T.H. Friend, M.N. Collins, M.J. Toscano, A. Sisto-Burt, C.H. Nevill. (2003). “Effects of imprint training procedure at birth on the reactions of foals at age six months.” Equine Veterinary Journal 35(2): 127-132.