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Regulatory issues regarding the use of food and water restriction in laboratory animals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19773776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While investigating certain aspects of animal physiology, neurology or behavior, research scientists sometimes must limit the amount of food or water provided to animals used in a study. Such limitations can negatively impact the health and welfare of laboratory animals by, for example, causing them to experience distress or pain. The author discusses the veterinary and regulatory concerns that laboratory personnel should consider when limiting food or water given to research animals. He concludes that by adequately addressing the needs of animals receiving less food or water than required by regulation, researchers will improve both animal care and scientific study results.
Robert A Willems
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lab animal     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0093-7355     ISO Abbreviation:  Lab Anim (NY)     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-23     Completed Date:  2009-12-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417737     Medline TA:  Lab Anim (NY)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Animal Care, Raleigh, NC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Husbandry / legislation & jurisprudence*,  methods
Animal Welfare / legislation & jurisprudence*
Animals, Laboratory / physiology*
Food Deprivation / physiology*
Guinea Pigs
United States
United States Department of Agriculture
Water Deprivation / physiology*

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