Refinement of Housing and Handling Conditions and Environmental Enrichment for Animals Kept in Laboratories
Rodents, Rabbits, Cats, Dogs, Ferrets, Farm Animals, Horses, Birds, Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles
Refinement is the attempt to enhance animal welfare and control extraneous variables that may increase research data variability.
Environmental enrichment is the provision of stimuli that promote the expression of species-appropriate behavioral and mental activities.
This information resource disseminates reference material on all aspects of housing and handling refinement and environmental enrichment for laboratory animals except primates.
Information Last Updated On: December 10, 2014