Effects on Different Caging Systems on Behavioural Testing in Mice
Based on our findings it seems that (i) different caging systems have differential effects on locomotor activity, (ii) MFVC housed mice display a lower level of anxiety-like behaviour, (iii) the light-dark box test showed that mice have increased transitions without increased general locomotor activity, further research is needed to clarify this behaviour.
Keywords: welfare, housing effects, air flow, forced air, IVC, Tecniplast, behavior, growth, Optimice, mice, mouse
Citation: Alexakos, P. Effects on Different Caging Systems on Behavioural Testing in Mice. Poster presented at American Association for Laboratory Animal Science; 2011; San Diego, California.