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An Evaluation of BlockParty Caging for Co-Housing Large Groups of Mice

An alternative housing arrangement BlockParty for Optimicethat connects 10 cages on the same row of a ventilated rack, permitting up to 50 adult mice to be housed together while meeting the cage space recommendations in the Guide. This ®housing system was evaluated to compare how adult male and female CD-1 mice fared when housed for 4 weeks as either single sex groups of 5 or connected groups of 50. Keywords: Welfare, housing effects, alternate housing, tubes, cage connectors, behavior, Block Party, Optimice, mouse, mice

Citation: Office of Animal Resources, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. An Evaluation of BlockParty Caging for Co-Housing Large Groups of Mice. Poster presented at QUAD AALAS; 2015;

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