12-Housing and husbandry

Housing and husbandry conditions can have large, unforeseen and undesirable influences upon the best planned scientific studies, whereas animals coping well with their surroundings will deliver the most scientifically valid information in an experiment.
Sufficient attention must be made to the animals’ instincts and needs from birth to death.

General principles
For fish researchers

Environmental enrichment is covered in a separate section of the website.

How long should animals be acclimatised before an experiment?

Although this must be decided on a case-by-case basis, there is some guidance available.

 

This page was updated on 07 July 2021

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