The 1985 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act included provisions for the promotion of the psychological well-being of nonhuman primates and for exercise for dogs. Today, many research, teaching and testing facilities have established environmental enrichment programs for all animal species.
In this E-Zine, we share program ideas and raise questions to generate informed discussion about enrichment for laboratory animals.
Our mission is to promote good science and good animal welfare. Help us by sharing your examples of environmental enrichment as it affects both the science and the welfare of the animals used in research, teaching and testing.
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Volume 19 – April 2014
- Let’s Stay Together: Implications of Social Housing for Laboratory Pig Welfare and Management
- Mirrors and Stainless Steel Balls for Macaques: A Discussion
- Results of the GR8/RSPCA Global Survey on Effects of Enrichment on Data Quality
Volume 15 – April 2013
- Challenges and Opportunities of Implementing EU Standards for Social Housing of Rodents
- Getting on the Same Page:
Using a Checklist to Communicate Environmental Enrichment
- The Role and Responsibilities of the Enrichment Coordinator
Volume 10 – January 2012
- “ENRICHMENT” As a Moral Presupposition of Animal Research
- Environmental Enrichment and the Behavioural Needs of Macaques Housed in Large Social Group
- The Benefits of Adding a Little Color to a Monkey’s Environment
Volume 6 – January 2011
- Swine Enrichment
- The Beneficial Effects of Enrichment on Diabetic Mice
- The Enrichment Extravaganza Moves to Atlantic City:
June 13, 2011
Volume 5 – October 2010
- Canine Socialization Through the Use of “Playrooms” or Exercise Rooms
- Does Lack of Enrichment Invalidate Scientific Data Obtained from Rodents?
- Environmental Enrichment Fights Cancer and Improves Research Results—What Now for the Biomedical Researcher?