An Evaluation of BlockParty Caging for Co-Housing Large Groups of Mice
Blockparty for Optimice is an alternative housing arrangement that 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, Blockparty, 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.