Do Different Caging Systems Affect the Outcome of Behavioral Tests in C57BL/6J Male Mice?
Different caging systems may influence the exploratory and anxiety-like behavior of laboratory mice. Differences related to: The design of the cages; Air changes per hour; Noise and pheromones. It is essential to take into account the housing conditions when designing and performing experimental protocols as well as when reporting, analyzing, and systematically reviewing the results of behavioral testing in mice.
Keywords: welfare, housing effects, air flow, forced air, IVC, open top cage, Tecniplast, behavior, elevated plus maze, open field test, Optimice, mice, mouse
Citation: Moltsanidou, E. Do Different Caging Systems Affect the Outcome of Behavioral Tests in C57BL/6J Male Mice? Poster presented at the Federation for Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) Congress; 2019; Prague, Czech Republic