Endocrinology and Behaviour: A stress-free approach to improving animal welfare

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620443
Title:
Endocrinology and Behaviour: A stress-free approach to improving animal welfare
Authors:
Smith, Tessa E.
Abstract:
Following implementation of the UK Animal Procedures Scientific Act (1986) there has been a plethora of research combining endocrine titres with behavioural measures to address applied questions in the field of animal welfare science. The goal of these studies has been to measure and optimize animal welfare. An eloquent example is the reduced welfare observed in collared peccaries (Pecari tajacu) as indicated by high glucocorticoid (GC) levels and negative judgment bias in behavioural tests. The latter is associated with space restriction but alleviated by the provision of enrichment. Good animal welfare is essential not only from an ethical standpoint but also to ensure valid scientific outcomes. Animals with good welfare produce more reliable, biologically valid, robust, repeatable scientific data compared to their counterparts with poorer welfare. ‘Happy’ animals live longer, can be used repeatedly and need replacing less often. This leads to a ‘reduction’ of animal use and satisfaction of one of the 3Rs: the guiding principles for the use of animals in research2.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Smith, T. E. (2016). Endocrinology and behaviour: A stress-free approach to improving animal welfare. The Endocrinologist, 122. 14-15.
Publisher:
Society for Endocrinology
Journal:
The Endocrinologist
Publication Date:
Dec-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620443
Additional Links:
https://www.endocrinology.org/media/1853/endocrinologist-122-final-web.pdf
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0965-1128
EISSN:
2045-6808
Appears in Collections:
Biological Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Tessa E.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-17T14:12:39Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-17T14:12:39Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-
dc.identifier.citationSmith, T. E. (2016). Endocrinology and behaviour: A stress-free approach to improving animal welfare. The Endocrinologist, 122. 14-15.en
dc.identifier.issn0965-1128-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620443-
dc.description.abstractFollowing implementation of the UK Animal Procedures Scientific Act (1986) there has been a plethora of research combining endocrine titres with behavioural measures to address applied questions in the field of animal welfare science. The goal of these studies has been to measure and optimize animal welfare. An eloquent example is the reduced welfare observed in collared peccaries (Pecari tajacu) as indicated by high glucocorticoid (GC) levels and negative judgment bias in behavioural tests. The latter is associated with space restriction but alleviated by the provision of enrichment. Good animal welfare is essential not only from an ethical standpoint but also to ensure valid scientific outcomes. Animals with good welfare produce more reliable, biologically valid, robust, repeatable scientific data compared to their counterparts with poorer welfare. ‘Happy’ animals live longer, can be used repeatedly and need replacing less often. This leads to a ‘reduction’ of animal use and satisfaction of one of the 3Rs: the guiding principles for the use of animals in research2.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociety for Endocrinologyen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.endocrinology.org/media/1853/endocrinologist-122-final-web.pdfen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectanimal welfareen
dc.subjectstress managementen
dc.subjectpositive reinforcement trainingen
dc.subjectnon-invasiveen
dc.subject3 Rsen
dc.subjectbehaviouren
dc.titleEndocrinology and Behaviour: A stress-free approach to improving animal welfareen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2045-6808-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalThe Endocrinologisten
dc.date.accepted2016-11-04-
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