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Environmental enrichment for rhesus macaques: a cost-effective exercise cage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11178309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Providing suitable and varied environmental enrichment opportunities for nonhuman primates is both challenging and expensive, requiring institutions to be innovative when planning an enrichment program. Equipment must be durable, nontoxic, easily sanitized and disinfected, and readily assembled or prepared by animal care personnel. We developed a portable exercise cage for singly housed macaques from pre-existing but outdated caging; our cage met the described requirements and was used in animal-holding rooms. Modifying existing caging for this purpose led to substantial cost savings. These cages have proved to be popular with animals and their affiliated research teams.
P L Storey; P V Turner; J L Tremblay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contemporary topics in laboratory animal science / American Association for Laboratory Animal Science     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1060-0558     ISO Abbreviation:  Contemp Top Lab Anim Sci     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-22     Completed Date:  2001-05-03     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204153     Medline TA:  Contemp Top Lab Anim Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Animal Care Services, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Laboratory
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Equipment Design
Great Britain
Housing, Animal / economics,  standards*
Macaca mulatta*
Physical Conditioning, Animal*

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